Jameson keeps up-to-date with several cycling websites, and occasionally finds an article that he passes along to me. Earlier this month, this one from Velonews landed in my inbox, and he and I both agreed that it really emphasizes a lot that we’ve experienced in our own training.
I highly recommend this article to anyone who races – it’s a quick read, and the concepts are really well explained. I would love to hear what all of you think about the tips and suggestions the author makes – do you agree? Have you experienced “cardiac drift” in your training or in a race? Do you “train the drift?”
Jameson’s always telling me to spin a higher cadence, go for longer rides, and prescribing me hill repeat intervals, so maybe he sent me this article to prove that he is right, and that I should stop grumbling about my training plan (right, like that’s ever gonna happen). It was nice to read it from someone else’s perspective that I’m on the right track.
I know there’s a lot of different training philosophies out there, but there’s no denying that the physiology of road racing requires us to do specific workouts to make it to the finish line without getting dropped.
-The Hungry Cyclists