wondering if anyone can relate or offer some advice...
i don't think i quite have that killer instinct in road/criterium racing yet. when i'm on the trainer i can push myself to the breaking point... but when it comes to competition time i don't feel that i'm aggressive enough. for example, after my last race i feel that i could have given another 15% effort easily and placed much better if i had.
1) positive thinking - taking a few minutes before the race visualizing success and what i want to execute. i had some success with this on the track.
2) more time - i'm relatively new to road/criterium racing but do have experience track racing and in bike messenger (alleycat) races. perhaps i'm not comfortable with this racing format yet.
3) kill a kitten before breakfast on race days