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Old 02-06-09, 10:57 PM
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Anyone have any pre race rituals?

I'm too new to have any right now I pee myself a bit and listen to fergie on the trainer, that's about it. Just curious?
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Old 02-06-09, 11:07 PM
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Pooping a lot.
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Old 02-06-09, 11:08 PM
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Oh man, after my race at Poor Kids last weekend I hit the "porta pottie" and my team mates looked concerned after I got out. Definitely need to have a pre race poop next time.
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Pooping a lot.
Yeah, I seem to have that one too. Weird, but it feels great afterward.
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Right before a time trial starts I have an Enervit cheer pack. That stuffs like EPO.
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Old 02-06-09, 11:40 PM
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Per peoples advice I'm going to eat more before my crit and not take in any calories during the crit and no more than a bottle of water.
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Not necessarily a ritual, but I MUST have long finger gloves on when I race otherwise I feel naked.
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I eat a few plain, untoasted bagels on my way to the race and one RedBull per hour. If I have two races in a day, I'll stretch and enjoy another bagel or two, if it's a hot day I can leave them on my dash and they'll be toasty by the time I come around.


::EDIT:: Sometimes I substitute the RedBull for a large cup of light roast coffee of the day from Carbiou; light roast has more caffeine in it, or so I'm told. I drink it black. I only drink black coffee before races and rides.
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Old 02-07-09, 12:06 AM
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Not really.... I normally empty my bladder, eat a banana, pin on my number, have a chat, and then race. With crits I normally ride to the start so that's my warmup. Road races do require driving usually so everyone rolls around a bit on a side street before the start. I'm considering taking a trainer with me to road races this winter.
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Originally Posted by tonyzackery View Post
Not necessarily a ritual, but I MUST have long finger gloves on when I race otherwise I feel naked.
Man when I did my first race last weekend I realized I forgot my gloves...on the start line I was not stoked.
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people drink multipile red bulls before racing?? i've read one too many articles about people who have died from drinking red bulls and then exerting themselves...

i usually just eat a box of baking soda pre race...
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I'm totally random.

On Saturday's crit, I felt guilty because I only took an 8-minute warmup, averaging only 150W. It's hardly a banner crit warmup, but I attacked the gun and got things started off right. I felt great in no time.

Last year, for one crit, I hit a 5" power record during a 45 minute warmup, which was more than I'd planned to do. Still had great legs for that one too.

I dunno I just have confidence that whatever my fitness is, my body will work at its potential, regardless of what I do before the race.
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Originally Posted by deadly downtube View Post
people drink multipile red bulls before racing?? i've read one too many articles about people who have died from drinking red bulls and then exerting themselves...

i usually just eat a box of baking soda pre race...
Things like redbull are terrible, concentrated crap in a bottle.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
Things like redbull are terrible, concentrated crap in a bottle.
I don't know if they would be as scary as my Enervit cheer pack or not. On the ingredients list there is something about crushed shells.
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Hey do any of you guys have a warm up plan for on the trainer before my crit saturday? I have a video with a warm up routine from Vision Quest but I was wondering if any of you guys had any interval routine or warm up routine thats good before a crit. I know I need to go hard before my race on teh trainer.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
I'm too new to have any right now I pee myself a bit and listen to fergie on the trainer, that's about it. Just curious?
yep.
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I sacrifice a virgin before every race.
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I sacrifice a virgin before every race.
sacrifice as in sacrifice, or sacrifice as in deflower?
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which is bannable?
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
I eat a few plain, untoasted bagels on my way to the race and one RedBull per hour. If I have two races in a day, I'll stretch and enjoy another bagel or two, if it's a hot day I can leave them on my dash and they'll be toasty by the time I come around.


::EDIT:: Sometimes I substitute the RedBull for a large cup of light roast coffee of the day from Carbiou; light roast has more caffeine in it, or so I'm told. I drink it black. I only drink black coffee before races and rides.
You know caffeine constricts blood flow, right?
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Always Take a Huge Dump then shower prior to any race.....Otherwise you find yourself oreoccupied with the Turtle.....
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
I don't know if they would be as scary as my Enervit cheer pack or not. On the ingredients list there is something about crushed shells.
It probably reads crushed souls.
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Always Take a Huge Dump then shower prior to any race.....Otherwise you find yourself oreoccupied with the Turtle.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCD
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To the gym to lift upper body weights. Like to show up to the race with my guns blazing..
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