I Was Maxed Out! My Last MTB Race…
My come back to MTB races in on 🙂
my distance (21 km): 219 riders,
my result: 8th in my category, 25th Open.
My strategy for the race.
Lately I’ve been filming all my races, often starting from the back of the pack and getting stuck so much on singletracks. This time I decided to position myself in the front right from the start and go hard from the beginning:
I was able to overtake quite a view riders only at the first minute into the race. After that I would be faster only on the descents:
The top 20 was beyond my capabilities, but I would still catch some riders on the technical sections:
The climbs were technical too:
The steep climbs, which are usually my favorite parts, were killing me here. The guys around me were stronger:
Last meters before the technical sections I have one more rider to catch:
What should I improve:
- muscle strength – I didn’t really run out of gears, but of power,
- core strength – a back pain shows clearly, my core muscles were tired on the climbs,
- FTP – a stable, but high pace of the top riders was way to much for me.
The race was hard, but enjoyable! Thanks to all the riders for a beautiful fight and I’ll see you soon, even stronger 😉