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Old 08-18-19, 12:15 PM
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Fast Talk podcast, ep. 81: The cyclocross episode with Coach Holicky, Katie Compton,

Good timing from velonews
https://www.velonews.com/2019/08/training/fast-talk-podcast-ep-81-the-cyclocross-episode-with-coach-holicky-katie-compton-ellen-noble-and-maxx-chance_499418

Especially important is that it's not all fitness. Half a second lost every turn multiplied by x number of turns and y number of laps means you could easily lose a race with a higher threshold or sprint ability than the racer in front of you. The importance of the first lap and making the right group is also important because even if you fade and eventually get dropped from that group you can only drift back so far due to bottlenecks within a cluster of riders
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^It's a good one you guys
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
Thanks. That was fun.



Not sure what the takeaways were (in spite of the last 5 minutes).

I guess mine would be
  • - Donít burn all your matches on the first lap (this is a big one, actually) Pace yourself
  • - The interval training, I do at the track is a good fit for cross Ė as I am constantly pushing my heart rate than convincing myself to get it back under control before the next big hurdle
  • - Pre-ride: go fast on the technical parts, slow on the aerobic parts (uphills).
  • - Get used to riding very low pressure if you have been riding higher pressures through the summer.
  • - Being in the front pack early on the first lap can be critical Ė but donít go so hard you have nothing left for the rest of the race.
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
Thanks. That was fun.



Not sure what the takeaways were (in spite of the last 5 minutes).

I guess mine would be
  • - Donít burn all your matches on the first lap (this is a big one, actually) Pace yourself
  • - The interval training, I do at the track is a good fit for cross Ė as I am constantly pushing my heart rate than convincing myself to get it back under control before the next big hurdle
  • - Pre-ride: go fast on the technical parts, slow on the aerobic parts (uphills).
  • - Get used to riding very low pressure if you have been riding higher pressures through the summer.
  • - Being in the front pack early on the first lap can be critical Ė but donít go so hard you have nothing left for the rest of the race.
This turned put to be critical for me this week at our first week. Since it was the first race they did callous randomly by bib number and I was unlicku enough to get called up last in a group of 40. So about 4 rows back. Ended up about 20th place out the gate by taking the linger outside line for the first corner but never made up enough places and ended up 13th. Never had a chance at the podium but 8-12 I had comparable or faster lap times after the first lap, so if I made the selection I vould have maybe hung out for a top 10. Hopefully a 1st or second row call up at the next race will give me a chance at the holeshot
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
This turned put to be critical for me this week at our first week. Since it was the first race they did callous randomly by bib number and I was unlicku enough to get called up last in a group of 40. So about 4 rows back...
Ugh, that is nasty. Around here, they tend to line you up based on your registration date. Incentive to pay early! ;-)
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