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Old 04-22-08, 05:48 AM   #1
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How do you warm up?

How do you warm up for your races?
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Old 04-23-08, 09:03 AM   #2
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I'll go for an easy spin of about 20 minutes. Sometimes I'll try to do that on the course itself. I throw in a couple of hard efforts to wake up my legs. Then I leave just a bit of cool down time.

When I just started racing, I couldn't do 20 minutes of a warmup, that's about all I had in my for the race. But now, 20 minutes is a good warm up, lungs and legs thank me during the race.
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Old 04-23-08, 10:18 AM   #3
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20-30 minutes at least, with 3x2 minute threshold efforts. For short track, even longer warmup.
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Old 04-23-08, 03:33 PM   #4
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20 minutes spin with one or two anaerobic surges.
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Old 04-29-08, 08:26 PM   #5
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light spin on stationary trainer for 20-30 min.
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Old 04-30-08, 05:48 AM   #6
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light spin on stationary trainer for 20-30 min.
I always forget my trainer and end up doing a light spin up & down the road/trail for 20-30 mins.
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Old 04-30-08, 05:48 PM   #7
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I always forget my trainer and end up doing a light spin up & down the road/trail for 20-30 mins.
i've done that before. i like warming up on a trainer because i can relax and just get in the zone for a race, and i dont like getting in the zone on the road.
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