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My regular cycling gig these days is randonneuring, which is about as far from track as you can get. Long slow distance, avoid going in the red, carry tons of crap, sleep little. But the rando season is over, and the local track has Wednesday night beginner training for newbies. On top of that, they built the Major Taylor velodrome in my hometown in my 20s, and I've always kicked myself for not giving track a go back then. So at 57 I'm going to show up for a newb training session. My ego was left wimpering in a ditch long ago, so I'll be fine.

What I'm wondering is, will track time have a positive effect on stupidly long distance performance? Next year is Paris Brest Paris, and I'd like to help, not hinder, my results. As well as have fun with something new.
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