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July 2016 - Burnaby Velodrome Club

July/August Workouts 2016

July 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

Looking to prepare for Provincial Championships? We have our Monday and Wednesday workouts scheduled all the way past BC Championships. These sessions are not just for racers they are for club members looking to gain skill and speed. Whether you are looking to get stronger for a club ride, weekly crits, or even BC Championships  our workouts will help riders push themselves in a safe environment.

Photo Credit- Steve McConnell

Monday July 18th- pursuit chase efforts

This can be done as a team or individually. If we have teams of similar speed and ability level riders the workout will be done as a team if not it will be done individually and we will chase one another like an individual pursuit.. The number of riders in a group and groups on the track will be decided by the coach for safety. The purpose of the team effort is to work on exchanges while at speed. This is a no drop effort but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. A great quote for this one is “some times you need to go slow to go fast”- Jeremy Storie; for those who have seen team pursuit teams come apart you will understand why. If the effort is done individually and we have two riders chasing one another and the effort ends when one catches the other or we complete 2 minutes.

Gear- 90-92 inches

Key points

-Riders will be riding on the blue line in their groups

-Pull lengths or number of laps on the front will be decided with the riders and coach of the session before getting on the track

-Efforts will be 2 minutes or until a group is caught in length

-Total number of efforts during the session will be 3-5

Wednesday July 20thTake a lap workout. Take a lap consists of one group riding on the blue line. The lead rider will listen for the whistle or bell. The coach will ring/ whistle signalling they are to start their effort. The rider must shoulder check before proceeding forward. If it is clear below the rider they are to get out of the saddle and pedal hard as they enter the sprinters lane. Riders must keep their head up at all times. Once the rider reaches the back of the other group they will be required to shoulder check and if it is clear get back on the back of the group.

Gear- 88-90 inch gear

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 34kph

-Shoulder check each time a rider moves up and down the track

-accelerate as soon as the bell has been rung or whistle blown

– While taking the lap the effort is a sprint

Monday July 25th-Rolling in team sprint efforts. If the ability or speed difference is too large riders will do the workout as an individual doing 1 lap for the first effort, 2 laps on their second, and 3 on their third. 2 sets of 3 efforts will be completed during the session.

Teams will be made up of 3 riders. Each team will do 3 laps total. The first rider will lead the group in from the blue line and accelerate as hard as they can while seated for one lap. Once they have completed the lap they will pull up between the 2 cones laid out by the coach. The 2 remaining riders will soldier on. The second rider will be going as hard as they can while the third rider sits in the draft. Once second rider completes the second lap they will pull up again between the 2 cones. The third rider will finish the final lap. We will do 2 sets total. The first set each rider will lead once (3 efforts). 10 minutes recovery between sets and each effort. The second set will be the same with each rider leading once.

Gear 90-94 inches

Key points

-rolling in from the blue line

-In the saddle acceleration

-riders must pull up in the designated zone

-riders must not overlap wheels

Wednesday July 27th-Flying 500m efforts either in pairs alternating who leads or individually if the speed differential is too high. Each pair will do 5 flying 500m efforts total. Rider one will lead out 3 times and rider 2 will lead out 2 times. The pair will be up on the track rolling at the railing. They will build up speed over 2 laps and drop in by the pursuit line. The lead rider should be doing the 500m effort as hard as they can and the second rider should sit on. The leader of each effort should be trying to drop the second rider. The second rider is not to pass the lead rider they should just sit on. 10 minutes recovery between each effort.

Gear-unlimited but pairs should be running close to the same gear

Key points

-2 laps on the rail to build up speed

-effort is 500m or 2.5 laps of burnaby total

-first rider should try and drop the second rider during the effort

-second rider is just to sit on

-10 minutes recovery between each effort

-swapping teams on the track must be done quickly and safely or all riders to finish all 5 efforts

Monday August 1st Team pursuit prep workout

This workout is an individual workout but riders can challenge themselves by trying to sit on a stronger riders wheel at the coach’s discretion. 3.5 laps at pursuit pace 5-8min max with 0.5 lap accelerate in the saddle as hard as they can. The rider will try to hang onto the speed they have gained for 1 more lap. Riders will return to pursuit pace and start the same 3.5 +0.5 + 1 lap again. Distance will vary among riders depending on age and level of fitness. Gearing will vary by riders but newer riders will use 86-88 inch gears, while A level riders are able to use their prefered pursuit gears. An example would be in the 92-96 inch range or an A level rider.

Key points

-3.5 lap steady at 5-8min pursuit pace

-0.5 lap hard acceleration in the saddle

-1 lap hold onto the speed gained in the accell

-The riders will do 3 or 4km (ie 3 or 4 of these during a set) depending on age and level of fitness.

-Please remember you must say stick while passing other riders

Wednesday August 3rd- Gate Practice- Standing starts + 2×20 minutes tempo on the blue. We will be running 2 workouts at the same time. One group will be in the sprinters lane doing standing starts. The other group will be doing 2×20 minutes of tempo on the blue line.

Standing starts will be 4 efforts in a set and 2 sets total.

Tempo- 2 sets of 20  minutes with 12-15min recovery in between.

Monday August 8th-Whistle drill/ bell drill- This is an individual workout focusing on reaction time. Riders will ride on their own on the blue line. When they hear a bell or whistle they are expected to get out of the saddle and accelerate while still on the blue line. The rider must shoulder check and only once it is clear they are allowed to drop into the sprinters lane. The effort goes until the riders hear the bell or whistle again. Once the bell or whistle has been rung for the 2nd time all riders will return to the blue line when it is safe to do so. For the safety of our riders the groups will be limited in size at the coach’s discretion.

gear- 88-90

Key Points

-react as quickly as you can to the bell (you must shoulder check and make sure it is safe to rop down)

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

-If a rider is below you do not drop down ontop of them

-If a rider is above you do not swing into them

Wednesday August 10th-Pyramid drill- This workout should be done in a gear larger than usual. Please ask the coach running the session which gear they recommend for you.

Riders will be on the track at either the sprinters lane or blue line. This is an individual drill. Please do these at your appropriate percentage to get the most benefit from the workout.

60% of maximum

one min recovery

70% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

100% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recover

70% of maximum

one min recovery

60% of maximum

Set one complete

Gear 86-90 gear inches

Key Points

-ride at your percentage not someone else’s

-start out easier than you think this gets very difficult at the top of the pyramid

-say stick or stay as you pass other riders

-shoulder check every time you move up or down the track

Monday August 15thMoto-madness workout. Following the format of our March 18th race we will be running the motor madness. We will have the motor bike out for 45 minutes straight! Riders have the option of taking a lap whenever they please. Riders can work together to gain laps. The rider who gains the most laps wins the workout. Riders can take breaks without penalty if they wish. Riders sitting on the moto are not required to rotate behind the motor bike.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead motor will ride the same pace 40+kph on the front

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be until the rider takes the lap

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Wednesday August 17th- Time Trials

Join us for our monthly series. For August we are doing time trials in preparation for BC championships. We will be running flying 200m, standing 500, 1km, 2km, 3km, 4km, as well as team pursuit and team sprint.

Monday August 22nd *motorpacing pending the moto being fixed- Motor Pacing- This is an individual workout. Riders will ride behind the motor bike taking no more than 2 laps directly behind the motor bike. When their turn is over they will accelerate up beside the Motor bike before pulling off. This allows for the rider behind them to draft and keep the line together.The Bike will be going 48-50kph for the advanced group. The motor bike will be going between 40-43 kph for the intermediate group. Efforts will be 2 sets of 15 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

Wednesday August 24th- Gate practice- This practice will be open to different distances to allow riders competing in sprint or endurance efforts the opportunity to practice with the gate. Tempo will be allowed above the blue line.

Friday-Sunday August 26th-28th- BC Provincial Track Championships

Monday August 29th-Take a lap workout. Take a lap consists of one group riding on the blue line. The lead rider will listen for the whistle or bell. The coach will ring/ whistle signalling they are to start their effort. The rider must shoulder check before proceeding forward. If it is clear below the rider they are to get out of the saddle and pedal hard as they enter the sprinters lane. Riders must keep their head up at all times. Once the rider reaches the back of the other group they will be required to shoulder check and if it is clear get back on the back of the group.

Gear- 88-90 inch gear

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 34kph

-Shoulder check each time a rider moves up and down the track

-accelerate as soon as the bell has been rung or whistle blown

– While taking the lap the effort is a sprint
Wednesday August 31st-*motorpacing pending the moto being fixed- Motor Pacing- This is an individual workout. Riders will ride behind the motor bike taking no more than 2 laps directly behind the motor bike. When their turn is over they will accelerate up beside the Motor bike before pulling off. This allows for the rider behind them to draft and keep the line together.The Bike will be going 48-50kph for the advanced group. The motor bike will be going between 40-43 kph for the intermediate group. Efforts will be 2 sets of 15 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

Note: These are group training sessions. All riders must respect the coach/ their instructions as well as your fellow track users. Failure to do so can lead to your removal from the session. If any unsafe riding or rude remarks to a coach or another individual you may be asked to leave. If riders are feeling dizzy, light headed, short of breath, or uncomfortable please exit the track safely and inform the coach.