August 20, 2019

TUESDAY– 7PM

CYCLING (masters category; 8 riders; 99.7” gear)
45 min warmup
5 Lap Point a Lap – 2nd place
Win and Out – 2nd place
Elimination  – 8th place
40 Lap Points feature race – 3rd place
Omnium – 3rd place

NOTE:

  • AM Body weight – 173 lbs
  • Boxed in on first lap of elimination race.  Had time to escape but hesitated.  Cost me 2nd or 3rd place and possibly 2nd place in the omnium standings.  Have to be smarter
  • 40 lap race was hardest of the season
  • Didn’t feel well today. Fatigue. Possibly dietary issue.

August 10, 2019

SATURDAY 10:30 AM

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

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

SATURDAY 3PM – 9PM
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)

NOTE:

  • 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.

August 6, 2019

TUESDAY– 4AM

CIRCUIT x 4 (+40 lbs weight vest)
Push up – 10reps
Pull up – 4r
Front squat – 135 lb x 4r
KB snatch – 24 kg x 10 (5/5)
Chinup – 3r
Ab wheel x 10r

2 mile walk (+40 lbs)

TUESDAY– 7PM

CYCLING (masters category; 6 riders; 99.7” gear)
45 min warmup
5 Lap Scratch race – 5th place
12 Lap Tempo – 2nd place
Unknown distance race – 4th place
Miss and Out feature race – 11 riders – 2nd place
Omnium – 3rd place

NOTE:

  • AM Body weight – 176 lbs
  • Made an error in last lap of 1st race. Pulled off front. Should have stayed in position. Probably cost me two places

July 16, 2019

TUESDAY – 7PM

CYCLING (track – 99” gear)
1 hour warmup
5 lap scratch race – 3rd place
Elimination   – 1st
Point a lap – 3rd
40 lap points race – 5th
Omnium – 1st

NOTE:

  • AM body weight 174 lbs
  • best track results I’ve had so far
  • The 40 lap race was disorganized and half the field sat in and did minimal work.  I rode hard the most of the race and it cost me 2nd or 3rd place.

 

July 13, 2019

SATURDAY 10 AM

CYCLING (stationary rollers)

30″ on 2:30″ off

Warm up
 15 min @ 80-100 W
atts Active Recovery

30.0 sec @ 260-280 W 
Maximal Effort
02:30 @ 160-200 W 
Tempo-Threshold Interval

Repeat x 3

Recovery
 8 min @ 100-120 W 
Active Recovery-Endurance

30.0 sec @ 260-280 W 
Maximal Efforts
02:30 @ 200-220 W
Threshold Interval

Repeat x 3

Recovery
 8 min @ 100-120 W
 Active Recovery-Endurance

30.0 sec @ 260-280 W 
Maximal Effort
02:30 @ 200-220 W
 Threshold Interval

Repeat x 3

Cool Down
 10 min @ 80-100 W Active Recovery

NOTE:

AM Body Weight – 172 lbs

July 6, 2019

SATURDAY 10AM

CYCLING (indoor trainer; 1 hour, 6 mins)

Secondary recovery. Leg speed efforts. Keep the gearing low. Aiming to hit a peak cadence while staying steady.

  • Warm up
15 min @ 3 RPE
 60-100 rpm
  • 15.0 sec @ 6 RPE
 135-200 rpm 
Ramp up to and hold 135 rpm+ for 15 seconds. Try and increase while staying steady. In a small gear.
  • Recovery
 10 min @ 6 RPE
  • Repeat 15.0 sec and 10 min intervals for 4 total
  • Cool Down 10 min @ 3 RPE

DYNAMIC EFFORT SQUAT
135 lbs x 5r
225 lbs x 2r
260 lbs x 1r x 8s – 2 min recovery

DYNAMIC EFFORT DEADLIFT
225 lbs x 5r
340 lbs x 1r x 8s- 2 min recovery

WEIGHTED BOX JUMP
3r x 5s – 25 lbs – 20” box 1 min recovery

HYPERTROPHY CIRCUIT (2 rounds)
Split squat – 12r each leg – 100 lbs
Good morning – 15r – 100 lbs
Single Leg Extension – 25r each leg – 10 lbs
Single Leg Curl – 25r each leg – 10 lbs

NOTE:

Day 75 – AM Body weight 173 lbs

June 30, 2019

SUNDAY 1030 AM

CYCLING (track)

Description:

92” gear – 25 Lap warmup. 2 laps rest. 1 seated 100m. 1 lap rest. 1 standing 100m.
10 min rest
1×10 lap effort. Last lap at the same speed as the first.
10 min rest.
2x5lap efforts. 2 laps rest in between. LLSSF
10 min rest
96” gear – 3×3 lap efforts. 2 laps rest in between. LLSSF
10 min rest
100” gear – 5x1lap efforts. 2 laps rest in between. LLSSF
10 min rest
5x200m efforts. 2 laps rest in between. LLSSF
10 min rest
10 lap cool down

NOTE
Day 69 – AM Body weight – 172 lbs

SUMMARY

During June l trained on 28 days and completed 32 separate training sessions. This has been my most active month in recent memory.  A high frequency month for me historically has been 16-20 sessions.    Combined with April and May I’ve accumulated a lot of volume at moderate intensity.  Last week I felt sort of stale.  I will back off some of the volume and introduce more exercise variation to ensure I’m allowing recovery.

June 21 & 22, 2019

Georgia State Championships – Master 50+

Endurance Omnium :
Place: 4 Event: 20 Lap Scratch Pts: 3
Place: 5 Event: 1.5 Lap TT Pts: 2 Time: 41.637
Place: 3 Event: 6 Lap IP Pts: 5 Time: 2:47.133
Place: 4 Event: Omnium Total Pts: 10

Sprint Omnium :
Place: 6 Event: Sprint Pts: 1 Event: 200 Time: 13.96
Place: 5 Event: Keirin Pts: 2
Place: 5 Event: Omnium Total Pts: 5

Team Events :
Place: 1 Event: Masters Team Sprint Pts: 3

 

NOTES:

  • I lowered my 200 meter time by .32 seconds from last month.  I was 1/10th of a second from qualifying for the sprint tournament.
  • I was a second slower in the 500 meter and 1/2 second slower in 2K from last month.   I didn’t feel warmed up for the 500 meter and wasn’t fully recovered for either event after racing Friday night.  I worked harder than necessary in the scratch race Friday night.  It cost me 3rd place and 2 points.  
  • I drew last position in the keirin start.  Next time I have to move up before the motorcycle pulls off.  
  • The final race (25 lap points race) was rained out Saturday night. I had planned to race more strategically because a podium spot was on the line.  I was confident I could move up to third place just being more conservative. 
  • I was the oldest rider in the 50+ category by 3 years.  Next season I will be racing 60+.  I am still building a base and plan to be in much better condition going into next season.