In training to begin crit competitions, I've been riding with this group a' fellas that keep quite a quick pace. I manage to keep pace with them for a few miles, but I'm having difficulty keeping pace through changes in elevation, namely, some very steep inclines here in Central Tx.
I routinely ride 15-25 miles at pace and commute everyday by way of bike, so I'm in pretty good shape. Something is missing though. What do these guys have that allows them to continue their sprints long after I need to recover?
I time my meals adequately and feed myself nourishing foods prior to any serious riding. My ride is a Specialized Allez Sport w/ Ksyrium Equippe. 20lbs or so.
Help a brotha out.