Some Thursday Night Lights Training at the NSC Velodrome

Some Thursday Night Lights Training at the NSC Velodrome

Last night marked the third Thursday Night Lights of the 2015 season at the NSC Velodrome. However, this was only my second night of racing on the track this season due to a couple of conflicts last week. The weather was absolutely perfect and my parents and aunt and uncle had driven up from southern Minnesota to watch me race at the track for the first time. Even at nearly 40 years old, I always appreciate having some family in the stands. I’m sure this added a little additional motivation to my legs on the night?  Thanks for making the trip up from Mapleton! The Cat 1/2 field was pretty light with only 10 riders taking the rail for the evening’s slate of races. On tap for the group was a 12 Lap Tempo, Miss & Out, and 60 Lap Scratch Race. This was a very similar schedule to Week One, so I was really hoping I had learned what not to do to be a little more successful this time around. Warm-Up I am really starting to understand the benefit of a solid warm-up (after how many years of racing?). It seems like the longer and more structured my warm-up, the better I tend to do in races. I pushed the pedals on the trainer for nearly an hour last night with 3 five minute hard efforts, several single-leg drills, and a few high rpm bursts towards the end of the warm-up. I am trying to find a routine that works well before the North Star Amateur Crits in less than two weeks. 12 Lap Tempo The first race...

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