By Mark Thomas Tuesday night racing has been a staple of the metro road scene for many years. Penn Valley, Downtown Airport, Airworld Center, Kansas Commerce Center (Lenexa), Honeywell and an Overland Park Church lot have been host venues for a ‘training’ criterium or circuit. Alas, 2015 will likely be a year without. Current promoters […]
Thought I’d do something different and share an infographic I came across about sleep and athletic performance. We all know sleep is a good thing. This gives some insight to the level of improvement a good night of shut-eye can afford an athlete. Rest up and race well. Click to enlarge the graphic.
As we have done in past years and it’s been requested again, the last three nights of TNW will combine A and B groups. Everyone starts at 6:30 p.m., we race until we start running out of sun, about 7:50 p.m. You can start later or finish earlier if you need to, simply register with […]
Speed and skills come together to set yourself up for the final sprint. To win, you’ll need to be in the top 3-5 places coming out of the final corner. Unless there is a long finishing straight, the final corner generally determines the outcome. To get into the position you’ll need for the final corner, […]
Write it down. Visualize correct movement. Practice your visualization. As you prep for upcoming events, reflect on your recent races. Visualize how the race actually happened. Then, visualize how you would like it to happen. What was the difference? What did you change? As you practice with your brain, your body will follow. Make the […]
You take your pull and you take your turn behind the pullers, that’s how racing works. Are you remembering your role as you race? Yep, when you’re sitting in, you still have work to do, especially if you’re working as part of a team. Your job is to answer a few questions: Who is around […]
A spare set of wheels can make or break your racing experience. Not all races provide neutral support, so take care of yourself and invest in set of spares for the inevitable flat that sooner or later finds us all. Feel free to stash a set of spare race wheels at TNW in the wheel […]
While watching a Pro/1/2 criterium recently, a Cat 3 racer asked me why the lead riders did not sprint for a prime in the middle of the race. Instead, they stayed in the paceline they had formed and continued steadily. My answer: By sprinting, they would have expended energy that they needed to maintain the lead. […]