Hi everyone, this is my first post on the TrainerRoad forum - what’s up?
It’s hill climb season here in the UK and back in March I changed my focus for training knowing that this stage of the year was the most likely to host races due to early lockdown measures (side note, hill climbs are actually a great way to race in a socially distant way).
Thanks to the last few months of structured training I’m feeling stronger than ever and I know my numbers in testing and training reflect this. I’d be confident in saying I would be one of the stronger riders on your average club ride. However, I feel as though I am not getting the most from my legs on race day.
I have seen the numbers of a few other competitors who are getting top 10 finishes and I know I can produce numbers in this ballpark - it just doesn’t seem to happen on the day. Been hovering around 15th, with a 25th last weekend.
Has anyone else found their test results don’t seem to match up with race day performance? If so, what has helped?
NB: Using an accurate power meter during training, tapering properly with openers before the event and generally my nutrition isn’t terrible.