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Old 08-29-12, 03:37 PM   #1
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State Championship Training

Insteed of our normal Thursday night racing we are doing a little more loose practice based sessions for the next two weeks. What are some of the things we could do to get people ready for the races. We normally dont do any of these except points and scratch races. Any races, practice games, drills, etc. would be great. Here is a list of the championship events:

Flying 200, and match sprints
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When is the event?
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Sept. 8 and 9. We are going to have formal practice days tomorrow and next thursday.
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Well, if this is your biggest race of the season, I'd consider lowering the volume of your training but keeping the intensity. Basically, work really hard, but don't work till complete exhaustion. That way you'll be on point and a bit rested before next week.

Not much you can do now. Just relax.
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Have everyone practice the events so they are not doing it for the first time the day of the race.

At this point you are not going for strength or speed, but experience.
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Have everyone practice the events so they are not doing it for the first time the day of the race.

At this point you are not going for strength or speed, but experience.
Practice standing starts, doing it however you'll do it at states (holders, gates, etc). If you're going to run any team events (TP, Team Sprint) practice both standing starts as the whole team and exchanges. Just getting a few starts and a few exchanges in before the event will help a lot. Ideally a few starts in a row, then a break, then a few more starts.
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I would say do flying 200s and instead of kilos or pursuits, do standing start 1 lap races. That way people still get used to being held and accelerating from a dead start, but they don't have to worry about working too hard just before states. If you have enough time, you could throw match sprints in there, too.
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