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Crit on sunday what to do tomorrow

Old 09-08-06, 08:14 PM
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Crit on sunday what to do tomorrow

I am racing a crit on sunday morning and am unsure of how I should ride tomorrow. I had a nice hard ride thurs. off today and just unsure of tomorrow. I think I should take it easy but how long/far should I go???

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Originally Posted by WCroadie
I am racing a crit on sunday morning and am unsure of how I should ride tomorrow. I had a nice hard ride thurs. off today and just unsure of tomorrow. I think I should take it easy but how long/far should I go???

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I'm sure that everyone's training is different, but I usually go for an easy (light spinning) 1-2 hours with 3-4 hard accelerations of 15 seconds near the end of the ride. I'm racing a crit tomorrow and did 1 hour easy with 3 alccelerations today.

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Old 09-08-06, 08:59 PM
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Whatever you end up doing - just takes some notes on what you did before, how the race went, what you did for recovery etc. Everyone is different. Over time you will figure out what works best for you.
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openers work best for me. 1-2 hour ride at slow pace(dependant on general fitness) with 1 or 2 5 min vo2 max intervals and one sprint effort.

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+1 that it is different for everyone. It took me 3 years before I found out that a long and hard ride (40-60 miles) the day before caused me to get a slight peak on race day. I would have never thought.
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Thanks guys for the suggestions. Good luck today Pizza Man
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I really like a 15-min warm up, followed by 4 x 90 second intervals in zone 4-5a with 3 1/2 min recoveries in between, then ride at recovery pace, usually to a total of 60-90min.

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I ride for around an hour then do 5x 1 min on, 2 min off intervals to get the rust out of the legs. Then I ride for another 15-30 minutes slowly going home.

Be sure to warm up around an hour before the race. I again during my warm up do 5x 1on, 2 off on the trainer keeping my watts around 300 on the 1 min on sections.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered
I ride for around an hour then do 5x 1 min on, 2 min off intervals to get the rust out of the legs.
I again during my warm up do 5x 1on, 2 off on the trainer keeping my watts around 300 on the 1 min on sections.
That's a warmup? I don't ride that hard during a race!
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I rode for about 2 hours mostly flat and easy. I did a few intervals at about 80% MHR near the end then a 3 mile cooldown home. My legs felt pretty good. Tomorrow will be my 2nd crit and I am excited to race. I also did 2 rode races this year as I am just getting into racing. I plan on training hard through the winter and having a full season next year.

The race is at 8am tomorrow and is 15 miles. I plan on eating a cliff bar about an hour before the start then taking a gel right before the start. Should I carry a gel with me in the race or is it not necessary?
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