I have been riding mainly outdoors (~10k km so far this year), about 5x with a total of 10-15hrs per week. 2-3 times a month I have done serious climbing efforts (5,6hrs, over 3000m of elevation) in the mountains. I have participated in my first few criterium races this year (5-10 that were lasting about an hour). Additionally, I have been doing some intervals with TR, approx. 2 times per week, and mainly Sweet Spot and VO2Max, without a lot of knowledge and mostly a mindset of “some intervals would be beneficial to the situation”. So far I have enjoyed it a lot, gained my first experiences and now I want to continue with a more structured training approach with more hours on the trainer.
What I want to achieve:
become faster in crits
nail 5 cx races in the upcoming 2 months
participate in early year crits
be in top shape by next August to ace a local crit
investment of 10-15hrs per week on the trainer, additionally 4,5hrs outdoors (living in a cold place)
1-2 times CX sessions for fun and technical practice
I assume I have a certain base
Which plans/approach would you recommend me? I am thinking of starting with Build since I have some Base already. Does this all make more or less sense to you or am I completely off track?
Thanks a lot for your help.