Alright a question that is spoened off of my Thursday night crit thread.
I just got back from my local Thursday night "Training" crit, just as fast as a normal crit, just no getting pulled off, 60 minutes of suffering, blah blah.
Right now I can not quite hang with the group, typical story, but I am getting faster.
At the crit there is two thoughts on how I get into "race" shape...
1. Anaerobic workout, stay with the pack as long as possible, when dropped recover then try again, recover again, etc. Working anaerobic in chasing, sprinting, spin ups etc.
2. LT workout, when dropped ride into the anaerobic zone as long as possible, as fast as you can into the wind until you get laped then try and get on, resting after about 3 - 4 laps for a lap then going back again. Works core endurance that is important to keeping up with the normal pack speed and have more left for sprinting etc. Try to stay from getting laped as long as possible.
I feel that number 2 is better right now as it builds power and works LT and anaerobic zones. Number 1 works chasing and getting on wheels but does little for raw endurance. I think that I need to work more on muscular endurance.
Which is better... ?