after first crit -- want to improve speed
So I just raced my first crit and took 2nd out of 20 riders in the field. I am a junior and am quite happy with the results! I just want to really focus on getting faster now and from what I have read, since I have been cycling for only 1.5 years, everybody is saying to just ride more. Been putting in 15hr weeks so far with only around 2 days per week of hitting the hills hard. I am always riding in the hills but usually just going up really easy.
The crits are all flat though so I am not sure how good hill training is for me? I also do one long 4-6 hour ride per week really easy (14-15mph), though I am not sure if that is good for my crit training also
I really enjoy hills and long rides, but you dont really do road races until you are cat 3, maybe cat 3... At least around where I am in pennsylvania.
how is my training looking so far do ya'll think thanks