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Tuesday Training Tips from ApexCoaching
To Run or Not To Run
When it comes to cyclocross training , how to training for the off bike parts of racing are hotly debated. Some say to log miles running, some say run training isn't important. This is how we approach run training for cyclocross at APEX.
In my opinion, the important aspects of running in cyclocross are foot speed and agility. The early season could definitely contain some base energy level running in order to have the muscles ready for the impact of faster running. We have many of our athletes go for an easy run once a week up to the start of the season. This readies the muscles of the legs and has the added benefit of helping strengthen the skeletal system. We also do an off bike strength session one to two times a week. Ours is led by endurance sports strength specialist Erin Carson at RallySport in Boulder, but you can find similar session nationwide.
With strength and running musculature prepared our athletes will perform one to two workouts a week of sustained uphill running (for strength) and/or uphill sprinting for leg speed and strength. As in our on bike sprints, foot speed and cadence are focus points during these sprints. We also use rugged off road terrain for these sprints in order to get used to the unbalanced nature of running of the bike in cross.
These short running session are crucial in preparation for the CrossVegas course at Desert Breeze Park. Unless you have the bunny hopping ability of the Elite riders, you will be off the bike at high speed 2-3 times per lap. Quick feet are crucial to navigating the stairs and barriers at CrossVegas and in most cyclocross courses.