I’m challenged staying up with the fastest riders in my class on starts. I can often reign them in later in the race, but my race ends up being harder because I have to pass more people.
My next race is in 2 weeks. I’d like to do some workouts to help with hard start fitness. Since this is a MTB race, I’m thinking Xalibu would be good since it follows the start with VO2 max efforts.
What do others think? Is there a better approach? Should I focus exclusively on these workouts over the next couple of weeks (I’m on a low volume plan)?