Since last Friday I have really piled in the training (not), a club run, a gym session, some efforts on the turbo and some core work. Sensibly (unusual for me) I am getting back in to it slowly so as not to do myself in. In any case some work has been done and so I was expecting an improvement at the track tonight. My Friday work schedule meant I was able to get to the velodrome at a decent time and with rollers. This meant I could have a decent warm up. Every little helps.
There were 12 or 13 riders signed on, one of whom easily won every one of our races & I think is destined for group 3 very soon.
Race 1. Unknown distance – 4th place
Race 2. Devil – 6th place – disappointed as I had plenty in the legs but got myself in a bad position.
Race 3. 16 lap scratch race – 4th place – let myself get boxed in.
Race 4. 1km scratch race – 5th place – 1st was up the road & it was a 4 way sprint for 2nd.
Race 5. 20 lap points – 5th place – I got points in the first couple of sprints and after the 3rd sprint a few people went away. I thought they would come back. They didn’t.
So, definitely improved on last week. Silly errors made though. Onwards and upwards.