49x15? You wrote "49x1s" That means you averaged 144RPM for 200M...nice. That's a really good starting point.
The Flying 200M is an unexpectedly hard event to nail. I raced with a guy who was one of the stronger road and mass start racers in the area. Not necessarily a "sprinter", just a solid all around racer. He'd ride a 12.1" one day and a 12.9" the next. It sort of bewildered him til a fellow racer explained the nuances and all of the ways we can screw it up.
I tell people to get a stopwatch and see how fast 0.1" passes by and then they get how the smallest thing can have adverse affects.
So, for me, the key is practice, practice, practice. As the saying goes, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.