So I am a really small rider 5’4’ 111lbs. Obviously I am decent at climbing but my one weakness is putting down power.
So our local bike club has level rides (1-6 (1 is fastest)). I can ride comfortably in the second group but I tried to ride with the 1’s and they had ex pros and cat 1-3’s. We were only averaging like 22-23mph, but when they went really hard (going 30mph on slight uphills and flats. These efforts were just out of pure power 20 to 30mph in seconds on flats. I could not hold on at all and I was dropped (even when sitting behind wheels). I have been able to average 21mph solo but that wasn’t including efforts like those where they went over and under. These are how crits work and I plan on racing in them next spring when I am at college for Colligate cycling (college league USA Cycling).
What workouts/advice do you have for a rider with such a low weight who is trying to be able to do accelerations like those.