TT Warm -up

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Wacka
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TT Warm -up

Postby Wacka » Wed Feb 20, 2013 22:05 pm

Hi,

I'm about to do my first TT which is 42Km, can anyone advise me on a decent warm up routine to prep me please?

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Re: TT Warm -up

Postby Imposter » Wed Feb 20, 2013 22:08 pm

At least 20 mins of steady riding with a few short, hard efforts thrown in to raise your HR. You should try to be on the line with a sweat on, ideally. Warm-ups are a very personal thing though - you need to find out what works for you.


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Re: TT Warm -up

Postby LegendLust » Wed Feb 20, 2013 22:58 pm

A 42km TT won't need as an intense warm up as a 10m TT.

My usual routine for a 25mTT (42k roughly) is 15 mins spinning in the little ring - then engage big ring and 21 sprocket and do a min at TT pace/cadence, then every minute go up a gear at the same cadence/pace until you get to your ideal racing gear ratio - then hold this cadence for 3 mins. Back down to 21 sprocket, spin for a couple of mins then do a couple of sub maximal sprints. Then spin to start line with about 5 mins to spare.

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Re: TT Warm -up

Postby mattshrops » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:58 am

Ride up and down ,easy, for ~10 mins. Sprint a couple of times. Slouch on bike near start looking nonchalant.

Set off like a scalded tw@t, blow up, limp to finish. Vow to get it right next time. :D
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Re: TT Warm -up

Postby Mike67 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 18:44 pm

mattshrops wrote:Ride up and down ,easy, for ~10 mins. Sprint a couple of times. Slouch on bike near start looking nonchalant.

Set off like a scalded tw@t, blow up, limp to finish. Vow to get it right next time. :D


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