I had my 2nd crit race today and blew up after 10/22 laps, but my power profile, TSS and IF is quite a bit less than i would and could smash on the trainer. Why can’t i get my head into the psychology of the race and empty the tank?
I took a different strategy this time and held my position towards the front of the pack for most of the laps. For a couple I was right at the top, giving other people shelter . I definitely need to improve my technique; tucking in, getting aero, sheltering, moving up etc.
After 11 laps, i was dying; my heart rate maxed out at 181 and i quite quickly got dropped.
I’m disappointed i got dropped, but also quite pleased with how i started off. I know i can keep NP of 300, as i’ve done it on the trainer… I just don’t know why i can’t do it in crit.
How do i keep up top for 22 laps?