A group of my friends just got into track racing, about a month back I went to the track class they offered at Marymoor park with one of them, and then we did our first night of racing after that which we realized, even at the entry level we have a lot to work on.
None of us have really done any racing and it was really obvious that the road racing guys who had just started were a league above us. Our backgrounds tend to be lots of stop and go bike work (Jimmy John's and messenger jobs) which does not help our endurance one bit.
This week was my second week of racing and this Saturday we managed to get our core group of three (+1 one extra for a hot second) out the the track (it's only a 30 minuet bus ride and sometimes we can get rides girlfriends or whatnot)
Only two of us had been to the class so we went over the rules with the two other guys. We did a few pacelines and tried one or two other things that went sloppily at best. It really felt like just doing a paceline was the most useful thing we were doing yesterday.
It seems like a lot of people do solo training for the track but we are close, and we can get between 3 - 6 people who have track bikes out there and work on some group exercises, is there anything we could focus on to help us? Any suggestions on what sort of solo training we should be doing in addition to group training? Right now this is all being done with the focus on next years season, but for me (and I'm sure others) just having people to train with make training way more likely to happen, any suggestions would be great.