Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bike Line Fair Hill xc...

Well the first XC race is on the books. After all the ball bustin' from Dan about sandbagging, I guess it's a good thing I didn't upgrade to expert. Guess I'm gonna save that for later in the season.

I finished 7th out of 31 finishers, pretty tired after the first lap but was doing OK at that point. The second lap was a different story, I can never be consistent on my lap times and this time was no different, adding 2.5 minutes to my 1st lap time. So now I need to work on some distance and intensity I guess.

Any input on how to not drop off that much between laps, I was sitting 2nd or 3rd after the first lap - but then drop off pretty hard from there. I've done some longer rides, some fast rides and some slow rides. Any help would be great.

It was great to see everyone out there, and Bike Line put on a great venue. Next up Leesburg Baker's Dozen.

-matt

6 comments:

Kim said...

thanks for the poptarts!

Matt said...

Great job on your race, and no problem on the poptarts.

-matt

Pete said...

I think you will finish a lot closer to the frontat some of the other races like French Creek....we will then be able to call you Sandbagger. Good job though!

Travis said...

Dude you took 7th and you're still fighting a sickness....I would have been on the sofa watching TV.

Way to man up, great job and good luck this weekend.

T

The Matt Miller Experience said...

input- this is the time of the year to concentrate less on volume and more on intensity and recovery. 2 or 3 hard days a week is enough (including races) and intervals are the most effective way to get your body to recover faster during races to have more consistent lap times. very short very easy rides and sleep are your friends.

rsdmag said...

Here's some ball bustin for ya...I think I took care of that on my own on that log-over (Im still sore!) but I still say you are faster tan you think you are.....nice job.