/ Training specifically for the velodrome
Getting a lot of mileage in at the moment but looking to focus my efforts before I hit the boards at the end of next month.
Depends entirely on which event(s) you are targetting.
Where are you off to?
You'll need a massive amount of power for the start and a massive amount of stamina to continue at max output for the 1k.
So a mix of short hard sprints, increasing the time/distance as you improve, combined with some more endurance focussed training.
Weights for building the legs would be a good idea too.
A bit of upper body wk too for the start.
Manchester is a great velodrome. I've ridden there a few times.
An hour on the boards is quite hard work!
For the kilo I think standing(ish) start intervals in a biggish gear would be helpful.
I've been riding at the Glasgow Track League. Races are generally fast 3 to 10 minute efforts at 28-30mph. Not that I'm any good but my main training involved 10x3min intervals with 1min rests or, if on the track, 6 laps "on" 2 laps "off".
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