In support of Mr Big Wheels declaration, I will blog my training/racing/fitness goals for 2008/2009 as I try to defend the Leaders Jersey. I will update my progress, set backs and struggles.
Although there are wide a variety of factors influencing cycling performance the core ‘trainable’(physiological) key cycling performance factors (KPF) elements include:
Maximal aerobic power (V02max)
Anaerobic lactic capacity
Madximal alactic anaerobic power
Speed (and speed endurance)
Of lesser importance are:
Capacity to repeat supramaximal efforts
Ability to replenish muscle glycogen stores rapidly
Other physiological factors too boring those who might read this blog
Clearly the KPF for Cross Country are V02max, Endurance capability, Speed endurance, Muscular endurance, efficiency and 'body composition'. I should add AT and Watts at AT.
Of course there are other useful measures which we could add but I just wanted to keep this relatively simple.
My general overall goal then will be to improve on all of the KPF.
1. Defend the Leader’s Jersey
2. Race out of Province (XC8 etc)
3. Try an mountain bike stage race.
4. Improve my cyclocross performance/racing
5. Have fun :)
More to come…
Fat-and-not-fit...yet Coach Dave