Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - training and power
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06-11-08, 07:37 AM
i need some help on a track training program. i ride keirin and match sprint as well as 1500m. the problem i ma having is at national level. the guys are riding in excess of a 98inch gear at very high cadence, where i am riding 94 which makes it very diffucult to hang in. or to come over anyone else. i have no problem at local level even holding provincial titals and records.
if any one can help me it would be much appreciated.
Since you are at the national level, you probably have a coach but otherwise you may want to check out the FixedGearFever forum site. They have some good info there, and something in particular that may be helpful is the following: USA Track Tactics (http://www.fixedgearfever.com/modules.php?name=Coaching)
Good luck, and if you find anything, please let us know.
06-18-08, 10:06 PM
Dont be fooled into thinking that everyone is riding gears that big because 2 or 3 are. You still need to train the 3 fundamentals of track sprinting - speed, strenth, endurance. Alot of people argue that the average RPM of sprinters is coming down as the lengh of sprints is going up while using bigger gears. But you still have to be able to accelerate that bigger gear and do it well.
All of this is coming from personal experience training with a National Level sprinter who is strong enough to sprint a 96/98 and me trying to duplicate it while not being any wear near his level of strengh in the gym or on the bike.
06-24-08, 01:49 AM
what i wanna ask you is have you ever beaten this indivdual? our coaching over hear sucks big time. we are left to do everything ourselves. there are the select few that get coaching but bugger everyone else. my father raced rome olympics but things have changed big time since then. so if you know anyone that is prepared to help would be much appreciated. i can handle up to 94 inches at coast, but cannot get more than this, guy that beat me in national keirin was running 98 could not come over him, need some help on power training and speed.
can mail me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
06-24-08, 10:38 PM
Yes as a matter of fact I have beaten him a couple of times. But it was in training and it came down to using my brain a little not just relying on speed. So it was worth nothing.
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