August 10, 2019


135 lbs x 10r
225 x 1
245 x 1
275 x 1

PULL-UPS (body weight)
1 set x 25 reps (personal best)

CYCLING  (Velo Cup; Master category 40+; 10 riders)
5 Lap scratch race – 6th
7 Lap win and out – 4th
10 Lap Split Scratch – 4th
Miss and Out – 2nd

Omnium – 4th out of 10  (20 points)


  • AM body weight 172 lbs
  • I took 4th in omnium and 2nd in 50+ My goal was top 5 in the omnium and 3rd in 50+.   I was only three points out of third place.  1st and 3rd place winners are 10-15 years younger than me.
  • I made tactical mistakes that cost me points in all four races.  Especially the first race.  The 5 lap scratch race has one sprint.  There is little room for error.  I stayed on the front the entire race because the speed was so slow.    In the future I need to get off the front after lap one and keep position for the final move.  I could have easily contended for second or third place worth 6 or 4 more points. Instead I got 1 point.
  • I had a good chance to win the final race had I made an earlier move. I have a better long sprint than the winner. Instead I waited too long and when he jumped on the downhill I had to get around another rider on the uphill giving him a speed advantage and I couldn’t cover the gap.  That cost me 2 points.
  • Last year at this event I placed 9th out of 11 riders with 2 points.  With an effective off season plan I expect even better results next year.
  • Something to remember.  Most of my competitors now have 100s of races behind them and have benefit of experience. I’m still learning.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s