Or lack thereof.
Cross race #2 today. Lap 1 went ok, 2 and 3 I exploded, 4 I started to feel my legs coming back a little bit, but not enough juice to really make something happen. I don't know where I finished today, but definitely in the back.
I'm racing cat 4, 32 years old, and my avg heart rate was 180, max was 198. For real. I know my cardio isn't great, but I feel like the thing holding me back is that my legs seem weak. I'm thinking poor power to strength ratio. They just aren't able to push me any faster. I railed on the downhills and even didn't do too bad on a few of the barriers.
I'm 6' and about 212 lbs currently. My weight is dropping, but not that fast.
In sum, I'm not sure what I should be doing differently. I've been doing tabatas, but that can't be my bread and butter. I have 4 weeks until my next race...anything I can do in the meantime (besides lay off the jelly donuts )