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    Quote Originally Posted by theblackbullet View Post
    Unable to get any time on the track today since I had to get to work by the time we got the track clean enough. Hoping to get some time behind the motor tomorrow though. Gotta be ready for Indy next week!





    picked up little bits of information from the neighbors. there was a pretty bad accident that sent a car through the fence, the boards, and then down into the infield around 11 last night. Glass is everywhere
    That's terrible. I hope that the driver was OK and that you guys get it back up and running soon.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    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.
    Whenever I want to get one of our guy's box jump height up for a workout including max height in a competition, we usually get an inch or two out of just mobilizing their hips well and focusing on the tuck-jump portion. Your hips are still going to go just as high, but if you can efficiently tuck your legs up further and faster, you can land considerably higher in a deeper squat. Assuming you already have a capacity for jumping and some basic squatting mobility. Then it's just a timing issue.


    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanAVL View Post
    Whenever I want to get one of our guy's box jump height up for a workout including max height in a competition, we usually get an inch or two out of just mobilizing their hips well and focusing on the tuck-jump portion. Your hips are still going to go just as high, but if you can efficiently tuck your legs up further and faster, you can land considerably higher in a deeper squat. Assuming you already have a capacity for jumping and some basic squatting mobility. Then it's just a timing issue.


    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.
    I am no true track sprinter by any means, but I always advise my sprinter friends to keep up some amount of base to ensure I don't kilo them all day long. Plus warm up and warm down and a day of racing makes for some need for general fitness ... even for the sprinters.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
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    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.

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    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.

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    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?
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    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

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    Sadly, no International Omnium at Masters Nats... despite strong participation when they tried it 2 years ago: The Official Website - USA Cycling

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
    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?
    Where are you coming from again? would you fly here? Let me know what dates you are ever coming, I live between the airport and the track so can help you get sorted if you are in town.

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    thanks! but, whoops, it looks like you're talkin' about canada and i'm talkin' about the usa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    Sadly, no International Omnium at Masters Nats... despite strong participation when they tried it 2 years ago: The Official Website - USA Cycling
    The omnium at masters nats listed there is not an event. They just collect the points from the individual events and calculate the omnium points from the placings like a standard race night. There was some award, not sure if there is a medal to go with it. It was popular because you are entered if you enter and place in any race. If not showing up for other years it may just be a reporting difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slindell View Post
    The omnium at masters nats listed there is not an event. They just collect the points from the individual events and calculate the omnium points from the placings like a standard race night. There was some award, not sure if there is a medal to go with it. It was popular because you are entered if you enter and place in any race. If not showing up for other years it may just be a reporting difference.
    You are correct. There WAS a masters IO at Elite Nats that year, but it was only 35+.

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