Criterium Module

Home/Criterium Module

Criterium Module

Be fitter, faster and stronger in your crit races!​​

Racing season in here!  This criterium specific module is designed to increase your fitness through a series of hard, targeted workouts.

  • 4 total weeks of training
  • Build VO2 max, Zone 5/VO2 Max repeatability, sprinting power, bell lap endurance
  • Build your “matchbook” and learn to recover after hard efforts
  • Combine with my base, build and peak modules for a complete race specific training system.
  • Workouts are based on Lactate Threshold Heart Rate or Functional Threshold Power (LTHR or FTP) which you can read more about in this post.

About the Author:

After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science/Pharmacology, I continued my education with a doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. As I progressed through my education, I was able to apply the concepts I learned in the lab to my own daily workouts and goals. At the time, I was following some of the principles of traditional coaching and getting mediocre results. Frustrated, I realized that if I could apply all my physiology, chemistry, nutrition and training knowledge, I could “build a better mousetrap” not just for my own training, but for other athletes. With this goal in mind, I started Tailwind Coaching, to help cyclists [with busy lives and limited training time] become stronger, faster, fitter and healthier. And while I may not be a ex-ProTour rider, an Olympic Coach or even a prolific race winner, I am something that most coaches are not: a regular guy just like you who has a job, a family and a desire to be a stronger cyclist.