I'm just diving into track racing after years of trail running.
I believe my trail running has been good preparation for it - I run up steep trails and run in intervals - hard for 20 seconds, easy for 30, for up to an hour going up, then jogging an hour back.
A couple years ago I met up with a track coach and paid him for some short sprint workouts (running) at the local high school track. Bought running spikes and ran 100's and 200's at high intensity. Loved it.
I am going to start that up again - I'm sure it's not the exact same muscles as I use when sprinting on bike, but my goal is to add that to my routine, along with track racing (bikes), and trail running.
I assume this is a good idea, but maybe I'm wrong. Thoughts? I want to have overall great fast-twitch muscle performance and would like to do well racing next year.
My routine moving forward will be:
Mon: weights (upper body)
Tues: Racing series
Wed: Sprints (running)
Thurs: Trail run
Fri: weights (upper body)
Sat or Sun - Wild card - race if there is one, trail run, or sometimes I like to run half marathons. This Sat I'm running the Leadville Half Marathon.
I'm 185 lbs and 5'11, if that matters at all.