Cx limiter advice


#1

I’m finding in cx races that I can hold my own in technical sections and short sprints or climbs but losing out in longer drags, ie like today a 90 second straight into the wind on a slight uphill all the way. Basically I feel I am lacking power on these kind of sections.

Any thought on workouts that would help over the next few weeks (have about 6 races left) to help out with this and whether I should be focussing more on threshold than VO2 workouts


#2

Are you gassed when it comes time to do the 90 seconds? 90 second power is a nice big VO2 effort. You can also really get a good improvement in power at VO2 max in 6 weeks.

What about something like this workout? https://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts/107182-thimble-1

Although it’s not 90 seconds (only 50) the repeatability is going to be awesome. If this one becomes easy you could move on to longer “on” portions.