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Old 02-06-09, 10:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have any pre race rituals?

I'm too new to have any right now I pee myself a bit and listen to fergie on the trainer, that's about it. Just curious?
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Old 02-06-09, 11:07 PM   #2
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Pooping a lot.
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Old 02-06-09, 11:09 PM   #4
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Oh man, after my race at Poor Kids last weekend I hit the "porta pottie" and my team mates looked concerned after I got out. Definitely need to have a pre race poop next time.
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Pooping a lot.
Yeah, I seem to have that one too. Weird, but it feels great afterward.
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Right before a time trial starts I have an Enervit cheer pack. That stuffs like EPO.
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Old 02-06-09, 11:40 PM   #7
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Per peoples advice I'm going to eat more before my crit and not take in any calories during the crit and no more than a bottle of water.
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Old 02-06-09, 11:45 PM   #8
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Not necessarily a ritual, but I MUST have long finger gloves on when I race otherwise I feel naked.
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I eat a few plain, untoasted bagels on my way to the race and one RedBull per hour. If I have two races in a day, I'll stretch and enjoy another bagel or two, if it's a hot day I can leave them on my dash and they'll be toasty by the time I come around.


::EDIT:: Sometimes I substitute the RedBull for a large cup of light roast coffee of the day from Carbiou; light roast has more caffeine in it, or so I'm told. I drink it black. I only drink black coffee before races and rides.
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Not really.... I normally empty my bladder, eat a banana, pin on my number, have a chat, and then race. With crits I normally ride to the start so that's my warmup. Road races do require driving usually so everyone rolls around a bit on a side street before the start. I'm considering taking a trainer with me to road races this winter.
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Not necessarily a ritual, but I MUST have long finger gloves on when I race otherwise I feel naked.
Man when I did my first race last weekend I realized I forgot my gloves...on the start line I was not stoked.
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people drink multipile red bulls before racing?? i've read one too many articles about people who have died from drinking red bulls and then exerting themselves...

i usually just eat a box of baking soda pre race...
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I'm totally random.

On Saturday's crit, I felt guilty because I only took an 8-minute warmup, averaging only 150W. It's hardly a banner crit warmup, but I attacked the gun and got things started off right. I felt great in no time.

Last year, for one crit, I hit a 5" power record during a 45 minute warmup, which was more than I'd planned to do. Still had great legs for that one too.

I dunno I just have confidence that whatever my fitness is, my body will work at its potential, regardless of what I do before the race.
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people drink multipile red bulls before racing?? i've read one too many articles about people who have died from drinking red bulls and then exerting themselves...

i usually just eat a box of baking soda pre race...
Things like redbull are terrible, concentrated crap in a bottle.
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Things like redbull are terrible, concentrated crap in a bottle.
I don't know if they would be as scary as my Enervit cheer pack or not. On the ingredients list there is something about crushed shells.
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Hey do any of you guys have a warm up plan for on the trainer before my crit saturday? I have a video with a warm up routine from Vision Quest but I was wondering if any of you guys had any interval routine or warm up routine thats good before a crit. I know I need to go hard before my race on teh trainer.
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I'm too new to have any right now I pee myself a bit and listen to fergie on the trainer, that's about it. Just curious?
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I sacrifice a virgin before every race.
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sacrifice as in sacrifice, or sacrifice as in deflower?
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I eat a few plain, untoasted bagels on my way to the race and one RedBull per hour. If I have two races in a day, I'll stretch and enjoy another bagel or two, if it's a hot day I can leave them on my dash and they'll be toasty by the time I come around.


::EDIT:: Sometimes I substitute the RedBull for a large cup of light roast coffee of the day from Carbiou; light roast has more caffeine in it, or so I'm told. I drink it black. I only drink black coffee before races and rides.
You know caffeine constricts blood flow, right?
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Always Take a Huge Dump then shower prior to any race.....Otherwise you find yourself oreoccupied with the Turtle.....
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I don't know if they would be as scary as my Enervit cheer pack or not. On the ingredients list there is something about crushed shells.
It probably reads crushed souls.
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To the gym to lift upper body weights. Like to show up to the race with my guns blazing..
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