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Periodized Training

I'm a 33 old road racer and I train from Monday to Saturday at 5:30 AM. I race in a monthly basis, therefore I would like to know which is the best way to periodize my training. All the articles that I have read or books focus on yearly periodization of training. I usually have four weeks between races.

C. Garza

Dave Palese replies:

I would suggest that you still view your overall training plan by the year.

Although you race once a month, the training aimed at improving your performance in those events is done over a period of several months. I suggest choosing 1-2 races a season and building a periodized training plan, using the books your referenced, around those priority events.

 
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