I'm making a foray into cycling. I was on the school track team for several years however there wasn't one in existence at my new school. I'm currently 13. (sorry about the excessive use of "I") I went through a succession of bikes of varying degrees of quality and currently own a 2003 Specialized and with the addition of an R500 wheelset and standard cycling fare (clipless pedals, computer etc.) has become a comparatively quick bike. (even against my old OCR3) I've done 2 45 minute Criterium races on uphill courses (and in abysmal conditions with a 15 headwind on the main straight in the latest race) I believe I did somewhere around 20 laps in 47 minutes... I believe at the time when I calculated my average speed it equated to around 19 M.P.H. (which is quite good considering that the Cat 3 guys described the conditions as brutal. It was bad enough to lower my speed to about 13 m.p.h. for about half a minute each lap. I hammered it on the shielded side of the course to make up. My max sprint speed was supposedly 29.4 m.p.h. Point being do you think I can complete 4.5 mile time trial up Tantalus hill in the upcoming BOCA Stage race and have the juice to run a criterium. (I'm skipping the road race for fear of being picked up by the broomwagon (Juniors race with Cat 4/5) I've been training for 7 seven months and my current regimen is to ride 15 miles a day (about crit distance) excluding my hill training (usually about an hour in the hills of Keolu) and my intervals. Do you have any suggestions to improve my training? Tips? (i.e. nutrition etc.)
-Sorry if this post was convoluted... Thanks for your assistance.