Hmm, went to my girl's crossfit gym the other day just to check it out (no crossfit work was done by me.. I was allowed to do my own workout). Tested my jumping height and got to about 46.5in without much trouble. Not too bad, I think I want to go for an even 48in next time.
Training has been great lately. All of my bike efforts are getting stronger and more consistent. I've been stuck on my 250 time for a few weeks but now I can run one second off of it eight times instead of only in one all out effort. That feels like progress? And, it's still fun. That's nice. Barbell strength is coming around surprisingly well. Thought it would take a bit longer with so much time on the bike each week and the level of effort I'm trying to hit. Also, finally caved in and got a vehicle. Which is good because minus the 14 mile commute my legs stay much fresher.
I've seen a few of you guys mention you've moved away from any effort to maintain an aerobic base if you're intention is sprinting. Is this more experienced based? As in, yes everyone should spend time developing or maintaining this LSD base and then move exclusively to sprints and intervals for their sprint training. ?? Without the commute I'd have to factor some of these rides into training. I appreciate any thoughts.
Downside to the truck purchase, the bike fund had to take a hit. Womp, womp, womp.... And I've now seen two locals on full track rigs on our local mellowdrome.
So I'm getting eager to do some informal races with these guys. I enjoy racing the clock but competition is motivating for me. There were a lot of local tri guys out today. Packed. 250m repeats were entertaining.
That said, a sprint is not an endurance event, so I am sure that people can go faster than me without any aerobic work at all. But can they keep it up and win in the finals as well?
I am curious what advise the sprinter types give you.
Dammit, I got the job. This could ruin everything.
Bit of post-States depression. Feels like season is over, even though Master States in just a few weeks. Haven't ridden all week... thank goodness for the weights.
Nationals' schedule was posted yesterday, sort of a kick in the arse reminder. Trying to put together a TP team but its not going overly well, might have to be a last minute entry, if at all. Might have to be made up of US riders lol. Otherwise going to try for the Omnium, focus is IP and Kilo from a training perspective. No more road racing non-sense.
yeah, i just saw the nationals schedule, too.
I'm not sure if i'm just going to do mass start races, or if i'm also going to do the international omnium.
kind of like how much time can i take off?
The TP being in the middle of a Thursday is going to make it even harder to get people haha
I was thinking of doing the Omnium in the international event the week before nationals, but have no thoughts of doing well. UCI CL1 event right before worlds. Not to mention the track will be hosting PanAm games 8 months later... Probably going to see some heavy hitters. But its 15mins from my house, can't NOT go lol
Sadly, no International Omnium at Masters Nats... despite strong participation when they tried it 2 years ago: The Official Website - USA Cycling
thanks! but, whoops, it looks like you're talkin' about canada and i'm talkin' about the usa.
well if you want to hurt, come to this :)
Milton International Challenge - Domestic - Events - Track - Cycling Canada Cyclisme