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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Racking up points in scratch races 5/2009


The data indicate the Scratch race is where I am guaranteed to score points. About all I have is enough for one good sprint which requires about 10 minutes rest to allow the ATP levels to replenish before I can repeat the effort. The other point type races require a high level of endurance and recovery which I don't have since I haven't been doing road races nor riding too many road miles. The bulk of my training miles so far were acquired on an indoor spin bike, with focus towards the Kilo and Match Sprint events.
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I might as well forget about scoring points in the Super Tempo, Point a Lap and all the other cumbersome points races where a repeatable or breakaway effort is required. The Chariot is also where I am guaranteed to score points, this is the type of race where the benefits of heavy weights and plyometric exercises translates into a quick jump and burst of speed for about one lap before the lactic acid sets in.
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Over the years I have noticed the Miss & Out race seems to be the race where most of the crashes take place with riders running into each others back wheels in turn one, or over lapping and touching wheels in turn four. Best to proceed with caution during this race.

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