So the track racing came out of nowhere for me this year. Had no idea I'd be doing it again (raced as a Junior, kind of sucked at it back then). Turns out I am "OK" at it and some people are surprised at my first few races. I don't expect to be the next Sir Chris Hoy, but I am having FUN and it feels great to win a match sprint. I want to win more. I'm also really inspired by some of the older folks in their 40's who are kicking ass on the track. I'm 35 now.
I figure this season is mostly going to be about learning technique and having some fun racing. I'd like to use the fall/winter/spring to get some better track legs.
In the past couple of years, I have been doing sprint workouts at the locak track (not cycling, running) with a trainer. I don't really know why, it's just fun to put on racing spikes and grip to the track, running as fast as possible for 100 or 200m. Just a hobby.
I am doing to start doing this again now on Weds.
Currently my routine is something like this. I have been doing this to lose my winter weight for the past 18 weeks. I just took some pics: http://www.sixpeeps.com/18weeks.jpg and http://www.sixpeeps.com/18weeksback.jpg So I'm getting skinny:
Mon: upper body weights
Tues: easy trail run (moderate incline 45 min)
Wed: med trail run (steep incline - 1h 15m) (going to switch soon to running sprints)
Thurs: hard trail run (steep incline - 2 hrs)
Fri: upper body weights
Sat or Sun: med-to-long run or half-marathon
Not really ideal for a sprinter.
This fall I want to try cyclocross racing. Does anyone here do that? This winter, I would like to spend more time doing weights with my legs. Anyone have any suggestions? I have never really done much lifting with my legs because the trail running i do has always seemed like such a great workout. But I realize it does little for fast-twitch muscle performance.
Would love some ideas for the winter. I don't want to gain any weight. It's hard in CO when it gets freezing cold and icy. I am having a blast on the track and have been getting burned out on running a tiny bit. I still love running, but not all the time. The bike is a good change.
Any tips, much appreciated.