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    New question here. A little Confused

    I have only been on the bike about 10 times sence Nationals in Granby CO.
    but yesterday it was pretty nice out and we went to Tranquility Park and did a warm up lap and a race lap and i did my fastest lap i have ever done.....how is that?
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    Overtrained???? Needed the rest??
    [SIZE="4"]We ride and never worry about the fall
    I guess that's just the cowboy in us all
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    maybe, i didn't think i was, im 15 going on 16 and the time i did if i did 4 laps would have placed me 3rd place in Cat. 1
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    I don't see this as abnormal. Recovery is as important as working out. The challenge is to build this into your race schedule.
    Oh sh!+ just force upgraded to cat1. Now what?
    Best thing about an ultra marathon? I just get to ride my bike for X hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcompton94
    maybe, i didn't think i was, im 15 going on 16 and the time i did if i did 4 laps would have placed me 3rd place in Cat. 1
    That is a big IF

    Depending on the level you race at a drop off of one to two minutes per lap is very normal. (ie lap times of: 24, 25, 26, 28)

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    Your fall was not so much time off, since you were doing other sports. Lifting & core strength for football can help your cycling-- the more core/back work the better.

    Also, trail conditions change and it make a significance difference on lap times-- ie, dusty dry vs moist & tacky.

    Post the exact times-- I'm curious about the variance as a percent of total time.

    Glad you're riding. Be sure over the winter to get some long slow rides in, and occasional intervals.

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    my warm up lap time was 32 minute my race lap was 28:21
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