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Pre-race training poll?(12 posts)

Pre-race training poll?markNc
Oct 25, 2002 7:01 AM
Week up to the race, what's your training and preparation if any?

I have my usual mid-week afternoon off road or mtn bike ride. Couple evenings I spin on a trainer for about an hour. Day before the race the usual Saturday road or afternoon mtn bike ride.
re: Pre-race training poll?climbo
Oct 25, 2002 8:53 AM
For cross usually this:
Monday - rest or easy ride
Tues - intervals
Wed - easy ride
Thurs - hill sprints/intervals
Friday - easy ride
Saturday - usually nothing
Sunday - race
Typical week during cross seasonBipedZed
Oct 25, 2002 11:48 AM
Mon - rest
Tue - 2 hrs with intervals
Wed - 90 min cross skills on practice course with team
Thur - 2 hrs easy
Fri - 2 hrs easy
Sat - 60 min easy with 2-3 hot laps on practice course
Sun - race
re: Pre-race training poll?Wheelz
Oct 25, 2002 1:41 PM
Monday, 40 mile road ride at 75% flat, 2.5 Hrs
Tuesday off
Wednesday, 50 mile road ride at 75% flat 3 Hrs
Thursday off
Friday, 40 mile road ride at 75% some hills 2.5 Hrs
Saturday 30 mile cross ride at 80-85% in the AM.
Sunday Race.

re: Pre-race training poll?atpjunkie
Oct 25, 2002 2:51 PM
Monday 20-25 road EASY
Tues Crit Road Ride 22-30 HIGH 85+%
Wed MTB night ride 15-20 Moderate 70-85%
Th CX 1 HR at 90-Max
FR CX 1 HR at 75%-85%
SAT Easy Road 25-55
SUN we're not racing yet in Sunny SoCal ROAD 55-80 miles moderate


get's all kinds of stuff mixed in if surf is good or I feel like more MTBing or going fishing
no wonder they call you ATP junkie ... nmweiwentg
Oct 25, 2002 7:28 PM
RE: no wonder they call you ATP junkie ... nmatpjunkie
Oct 28, 2002 3:28 PM
when you are my size, you have to train that hard to avoid TOTAL embarrasment. If some of my smaller riding buddies had my training ethic they'd probably be A's. I work my ass off just to keep up. oh yeah and I do enjoy the piss out of it. Gonna kill some people tomorrow in the AM crit. Flat course and I got a BIG ENGINE.
good luck!weiwentg
Oct 28, 2002 7:44 PM
I hate flat courses ... I finished midpack on my second cross race, and the course was TOTALLY flat. plus there were a LOT of good racers, and I was using Michelin Muds on a grassy course with no mud. and I'm a tad over half your weight.
anyway, go wipe the floor with everyone!
good luck!atpjunkie
Oct 29, 2002 10:30 AM
thanx, was fun. cloudy, south wind, right off the Ocean, made me feel like I was racing a Dutch or Belgian classic. Guys were whining about the wind, slight downhill before finish 1K, I left them there and never looked back. My hammies are on fire. Just found out first race (CX) is Sunday. I'm doing a hilly metric century Saturday, I'm so going to suffer. Better start my taper.
I actually did a 4.5hr century before an MTB raceweiwentg
Oct 29, 2002 6:26 PM
it wasn't horribly hilly, though. you should be OK if they don't go TOO fast. congrats about the race!
I actually did a 4.5hr century before an MTB raceatpjunkie
Oct 29, 2002 8:11 PM
hell now that's impressive. 22.2 mph average, nice work, and then race. sheesh I'll quit whining now. I think I'll be fine. Going to cruise the metric with some friends who aren't that fast. Hopefully have some pop for the race, but hell I'm just funnin' anyway.
re: Pre-race training poll?richpierce
Oct 26, 2002 6:36 AM
Off-season for me- so weightlifting 2x a week, spinning rides 2-3 times a week, and one cyclocross skills session. No intervals, no hills, no intensity except the races and brief "pushes" during the cross skills drills. Racing once a week is enough intensity for me this time of year- but I'm an old dude.