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Old 12-01-15, 07:12 AM   #1
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2016 Goals

Lets have them. The place to share your 2016 and keep everyone updated

I guess I'll start:

This is my 1st year racing, so I'm looking to gain experience

1. Finish Manchester Velodrome Accreditation process (Stage 1 of 4 done, open sessions booked to learn stage 2 drills)
2. Overall top half finish of track league in B Endurance (runs weekly May-Sept)
3. Enter at least 2 open events at outdoor tracks and 1 indoor (Indoor dependant on goal 1)
4. Increase FTP by 25% (Tests to be done soon)
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Lets have them. The place to share your 2016 and keep everyone updated

I guess I'll start:

This is my 1st year racing, so I'm looking to gain experience

1. Finish Manchester Velodrome Accreditation process (Stage 1 of 4 done, open sessions booked to learn stage 2 drills)
2. Overall top half finish of track league in B Endurance (runs weekly May-Sept)
3. Enter at least 2 open events at outdoor tracks and 1 indoor (Indoor dependant on goal 1)
4. Increase FTP by 25% (Tests to be done soon)
I'm based near Manchester. Were you thinking of entering the track league at Huyton in Liverpool next year?
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Old 12-01-15, 02:21 PM   #3
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It'll be either Huyton or Newcastle- Under- Lyme. I'm based in Wrexham
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Old 12-01-15, 07:48 PM   #4
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2016 Goals

1. Lose weight (Dec-May)
2. Not gain weight (June-Oct)
3. Win an Omnium (Apr-Sep)
4. Medal in my association's track championship (July)
5. Go to Masters National track championships (August)
6. Go to Masters PanAmerican track championships (October)
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Get down to 200lbs (ten to go)
Get back in to racing again
1:10 Kilo before the season ends
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Old 12-01-15, 08:49 PM   #6
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Finish the Learn to Race Session, so I can race. Derailed last time due to asthma
Do a few Novice races, don't suck
Move up to Intermediate Coaching from Novice

Road Cycling: Break 40 minutes on Cypress Mountain
Do the Double Triple Crown (6 mountains in a row) I started to do August 2nd before being hit by a car while starting my 3rd mountain.
Finish Whistler Fondo under 4 hours. (Best is 4:12 with a slow start due to asthma concerns)
Do a Road Race or two.
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1.10.X kilo and 11.4x 200 would be my goals to hit by next nationals (fall 2016). Have to be more consistent with my training, I have good blocks but get derailed often
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Training consistency.
Wins.
Top ten in the points race at the national championships.
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Have to be more consistent with my training, I have good blocks but get derailed often
This is the same problem I am afflicted with. I have an all or nothing mindset. If my training is getting derailed, I tend to "put it on hold" because I hate to waste the effort if it's not going to contribute to progress, and concentrate my time and efforts where it will make a contribution. I've also had many non-cycling goals that I've pursued this year, but it's getting to the point where I'm really starting to ache to ride and race again.

I live a 5 minute ride from the velodrome in Edmonton, brought my bike out with me after I had moved, and no longer work 12 hour night shifts. So no excuses this year.
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Good to see that most of these are measurable in some way. Allows you to focus on achieving that goal.

I want to try a cyclocross race too, but that'll be in the Autumn when all track is done
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1. Sub 12 200m - fastest recorded recently is 12.4 but I think I've gotten about 12.1/12.2 before

2. Sub 1:15 kilo - have no idea what I'm currently sitting on

3. Improve my standing starts more - always been pretty slow off the mark until recently, pretty good now. But very occasionally when on a bigger gear or fatigued I'll lose my line and then my momentum trying to correct myself

4. Squat 150kg - Currently at 120kg

5. Deadlift 180kg - Currently at 140kg

6. Attend state championships - Was planning to this year but I had a fair bit of time off work with other things, so it was hard to justify taking the better part of a week off when I don't get paid holidays


4 and 5 are for my own satisfaction as I enjoy lifting weights, it's not me thinking my 1RM will affect my track performance
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Old 12-02-15, 11:23 AM   #12
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I'd love a sub 1.10 kilo (stretch goal for sure) and low 11 handle 200m (currently sitting at about 1.15 and 11.8 respectively). Oh, and a podium at old fart nationals at my home track would be sweet too.
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I'm based near Manchester. Were you thinking of entering the track league at Huyton in Liverpool next year?
If I ever get myself in shape and accredited I'm hoping to enter a race in the Huyton league, I'm based in Liverpool.

I just want to train consistently, get myself into decent shape and be able to start racing in 2017.
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If I ever get myself in shape and accredited I'm hoping to enter a race in the Huyton league, I'm based in Liverpool.

I just want to train consistently, get myself into decent shape and be able to start racing in 2017.
I'm actually also in Liverpool! You with a local club?
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I'm down to just wanting to get some consistent training in– this has been beyond my capabilities the last two seasons but I'll finally be finishing my MA in the spring. Neither set of US nationals is at tracks I'll travel to (too far), so I'd settle for some decent training and a couple trips to Carson. And maybe one trip to Izu Velodrome.
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I'm based near Manchester. Were you thinking of entering the track league at Huyton in Liverpool next year?
Whats the accreditation process at Huyton? I've been trying to get on for the last few weeks on a Sunday, but it always seems to be cancelled. I've done a lot of riding at Stoke which I think is a similar track size (400m outdoor concrete) so I should have no problem with this.
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Whats the accreditation process at Huyton? I've been trying to get on for the last few weeks on a Sunday, but it always seems to be cancelled. I've done a lot of riding at Stoke which I think is a similar track size (400m outdoor concrete) so I should have no problem with this.
Sadly Huyton Velodrome seems to suffer from serial mismanagement. They are also very sensitive about how damp the track is and I haven't been able to get on it for at least 6 weeks now. I never had to go through an accreditation process as I always rode with my club which rents it out every Wednesday night. I wouldn't get your hopes up anytime soon about getting accreditated.
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My goals are to simple:
1) Commute 4-day's per week, shoot for 5 most weeks.
2) Try some club or bike shop rides on the weekend
3) Return to doing at least most of my own maintenance.
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I'm actually also in Liverpool! You with a local club?
No I'm not with a club, I've only completed a beginnr session classes plus I'm still very unfit.
I'm assuming Huyton would be the nearest club in Liverpool. I need to start outting in some sessions as often as possible, with the weather being so bad lately, I'm thinking of picking up a turbo trainer in the Jan sales.
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I'd love to get some consistent training this winter.

Early season I'll race Saturdays with the masters at T-Town. I'd like to not suck, to be part of the racing and not watching from the back.

If I feel good about that, I'll go up on Tuesday nights and race with the 3's. A cat 2 upgrade would make my season!

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No I'm not with a club, I've only completed a beginnr session classes plus I'm still very unfit.
I'm assuming Huyton would be the nearest club in Liverpool. I need to start outting in some sessions as often as possible, with the weather being so bad lately, I'm thinking of picking up a turbo trainer in the Jan sales.
There's loads of clubs in Liverpool. I am a member of Liverpool Century. Liverpool Century and Liverpool Phoenix run a joint Wednesday nights track session but due to the weather its not been on for ages and likely won't be running again until next year.
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1. Finish Manchester Velodrome Accreditation process (Stage 1 of 4 done, open sessions booked to learn stage 2 drills)

Open Sessions booked for the next 3 Tuesdays. I'm going to use this to get used to riding on different parts of the track and moving up/down track safely. On the final one, I'll aim to stay on track for 35 mins, which is part of the stage 2 accreditation.

Will be able to do my tests in the next couple of weeks too to see how i'm performing on power & HR
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Oh, I have another goal.
I'd like to get under 5:00 in a pursuit.
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Oh, I have another goal.
I'd like to get under 5:00 in a pursuit.
Well that's easy, just do a shorter pursuit!
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haha. "you guys i'm just gonna do 15 laps this time, okay?"
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