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Old 12-14-09, 11:05 PM
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Intervals a good way to train for....

Are intervals a good way to train for crits? From what I've read, in crits there's a lot of surges in speed, then it might slow down a little, then it might pick up again! So I thought intervals would be a good way to train for that? Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-14-09, 11:09 PM
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sprint for 1/4 mile, coast (or brake) around a corner, repeat for 1 hour.
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yes. for everything
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Tabatas, pyramids, minute on -- minute off, the list goes on and on. And they're all great.
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Old 12-15-09, 12:26 AM
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Should I get out of the saddle when I do the interval? Or only do that when you sprint?
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First, investigate what intervals are. There are different kinds. Everything from 15 seconds to an hour or more. I think you have a general idea of what they are, but it's the time of and inbetween the interval that matters. What position you need to be in will largely depend on your workout; do a few you you'll know where to be.
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Your questions are pretty vague so it will be hard for anyone to give detailed answers. If you're serious about training, get some books, do some research, even do a simple google search for "cycling intervals" or something and you'll see the depths at which interval training is discussed and all the different types of interval workouts, and their different purposes.

You'll then be able to come back with more specific questions and a better understanding of intervals in general, thus making it much easier to answer any questions you might have.

or, yes.

edit: I left the comp for a phone call and CK21 pretty much summed it up.
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Old 12-17-09, 07:35 PM
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Ok so I did time -rest -time intervals. 30 seconds on 30 seconds rest. It was tough.
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Train and do intervals and you'll get fast. Train to win!
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