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    Target races 2007

    Do you have "target races" that you pick and try to peak for each year?

    My coach and I talked about targeting last night. Unfortunately, my target race (stage race) is right in the middle of a typically dead time of racing around here (first weekend of June) so really, I'm only targeting one major A race next year.

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    Well....next year will hopefully be my first year of racing if all goes as planned, so I have focused on the Housatonic Hills Road Race as one of my first events. It's a pretty popular race in the New England area.
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    Mt. Hamilton Road Race, Pescadero Road Race, Patterson Pass Road Race and Mt. Tam Hill Climb. The more climbs the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skandal20
    Mt. Hamilton Road Race, Pescadero Road Race, Patterson Pass Road Race and Mt. Tam Hill Climb. The more climbs the better.
    Those sound good.
    I'll also add San Bruno Hill Climb on 1/1/07 (Only 102 days away!)
    & Mt. Diablo Hill Climb,

    I love the local climbsm but my main focus for 2007 will be the masters 35+ national championships road race.

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    Poolesville Road Race, Bunny Hop criterium. Anything that has a finish that suits my style. Poolesville 'cause I crush people on that dirt section.
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    i really want to do the poolesville race next year but i may be living in chicago by then.

    I am going to do the snake alley race next year in iowa.

    I really dont have any targets since Im a newb. Basically I want to race every thing I can.

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    is it possible to "peak" from jan-sept? I am going for the shotgun method to upgrading so any uscf race is a target race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skandal20
    Mt. Hamilton Road Race, Pescadero Road Race, Patterson Pass Road Race and Mt. Tam Hill Climb. The more climbs the better.
    These races plus Mt. Diablo hill climb, Alumni Crit in Berkeley, Davis 4th of july crit, University road race, Crit in Santa Clara, Giro di San Francisco, Mt. Diablo challenge ( I will do it one of these days). All I can think off from a top of my head, will add more later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrennie
    is it possible to "peak" from jan-sept? I am going for the shotgun method to upgrading so any uscf race is a target race.
    NO
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    January "early bird" crit series, and then focusing on Everest Challenge next fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever
    Do you have "target races" that you pick and try to peak for each year?

    My coach and I talked about targeting last night. Unfortunately, my target race (stage race) is right in the middle of a typically dead time of racing around here (first weekend of June) so really, I'm only targeting one major A race next year.
    Yep I've got my entire season from Jan through May all picked out and which races will be my A/B/C races.

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    They usually recommend no more than 2-3 "A' priority races, right?
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrennie
    is it possible to "peak" from jan-sept? I am going for the shotgun method to upgrading so any uscf race is a target race.
    What Cat are you now and what are you trying to get to?

    The best way to upgrade by doing real well in a few A races that you try to peak for.

    Are you trying to go from Cat 4 to Cat 3 using the "25 pack finishes" method? If that's the case then a nine month "peak" of mediocrity should work.
    Last edited by Pizza Man; 09-21-06 at 03:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skandal20
    Mt. Hamilton Road Race, Pescadero Road Race, Patterson Pass Road Race and Mt. Tam Hill Climb.
    ^ those are my main focus also.

    + pine flat, wente, early bird road race, & cal cup series. and a few crits for practice.

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    I have a very small target. Any reasonably close road races with a Masters 55+ category.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man
    Are you trying to go from Cat 4 to Cat 3 using the "25 pack finishes" method? If that's the case then a nine month "peak" of mediocrity should work.
    you figured out my super secret race strategy

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