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Old 11-11-07, 10:01 PM   #1
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'Kick track ass' advice needed...

Okay, I've done a few track races on two evenings over the last month. I've found that I can keep up with the A-Graders but usually come last, and kick the asses of the B-Graders. So I'm in this no mans land between grades.

The local carnivals where everyone competes in about 8 weeks away...

What can I do to get a 5% jump in endurance and power in this time?

I already commute 3 x per week for endurance and do some weights for power.

I'm progressing okay but I need something a little 'extra' that isn't horse steroids or anything shtyoopid.

I need a magic bullet!! Please help!!

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Old 11-11-07, 11:17 PM   #2
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i know the feeling all to well. i say, train as you would and race the A's. it will only make you faster. sooner or later you'll be on top of the A field.
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Old 11-12-07, 01:04 PM   #3
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intervals around 85-90% max HR w/incomplete recovery.
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stop the weight lifting a week or two before competition.
work on muscle endurance. ride uphills in big gears seated.
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Old 11-17-07, 01:03 PM   #5
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Do all of that stuff above aswell as sprinting down hills on a lighter gear. Crank the leg speed wayyyyyy up. Its like cheap motor pacing.

And dont forget rest!
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