So what did you get up to on the weekend ???
SNPD athletes in action at Bolar mtn this weekend
Steve didn't make the trip so Peter took on the role of watching in the trees.
The above is a picture of a soccer team out practicing at 6:30am at the hotel before going to a tournament ... the other teams were up late, slept in then pigged out on the breakfast buffet
- not sure if they won but I would put my money on them for sure.
... the moral ??? preparation and hard-work is the only way to good performances ... figure out your limiters and work on them, then go to sleep and then wake up and do it again !
Things observed at Bolar that have nothing to do with fitness but more so with preparation and skill development.
- gears not shifting
- Inability to hop logs at all or efficiently
- trouble with downhills / corners
- trouble mounting / dismounting (single speeders and those afflicted by previous 2 points especially)
Does it mean spending tons of money on log hopping lessons ???
Not necessarily, but do take some time to review your race critically and think about spots you can improve your performance with some preparation and skill development.
Are you better to take some time in each warmup to practice a skill vs. ride at a given hr ?
or even take 1-2 workouts each week and just work on skills ??? if you add up the time lost in mounting/dismounting etc. it may improve your result by more than another set of hill reps.