I wonder

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by marshallstangle, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. how do you guys train for competitions im working on getting into
    nationals not this year but next and i want to know what the trials guys
    and gurls do to train up for this and i want to know how the muni guys
    and gurls do and the freestyle ppl:confused:

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  2. johnfoss

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    Normally you would just practice the events that are being offered. This
    works well with track races, artistic events, basketball and hockey.
    It's harder to do for Trials and MUni, which are going to be very
    different from year to year.

    For Trials, probably the best thing you can do is build your own
    obstacles and practice on them. Work on increasing your jump height, gap
    width, and ability to ride skinnies, both level and slanted.

    For MUni, ride rough terrain, fast. Expect a cross country race to be in
    the range of roughly 1.5 - 3 miles. See how fast you can cover that
    distance on various trails. Remember, dismounts will slow you down, so
    the highest possible speed is not necessarily the answer.

    For Uphill racing, practice riding up hills of various length and
    steepness. We don't know what the course will be yet. For last year's
    NAUCC, we didn't know until the day of the event.

    For Downhill, same thing. Course is unknown, and details may change.

    In addition, bug the organizers to provide course information when it
    becomes available. I think they finally have a location for this year,
    but I don't think the trails will be worked out until the snow melts.
    Next year is an even bigger question mark, as I don't know for sure if
    it will be in Illinois (Unicycle Uni-Versity) or elsewhere. Expect
    Illinois to be relatively flat. :D

    Plus, consider the political angle. MUni and Trials are growing fast,
    but they are not *required* events at USA or IUF competitions. This
    needs to change, or at least the list of required events needs to be
    reduced to make time. Everybody make a lot of noise about this so you
    get heard, and a change in the rules gets addressed. MUni and Trials are
    going to surpass track and artistic in numbers of participants, if they
    haven't already.

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  3. Carol McLean

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    We're working on a skill progression that will help you train for trials
    events. Send me an email if you want to hear more.

    cettermclean at hotmail dot com

    Also, I have heard that NAUCC 2005 will be in Pennsylvania.


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  4. dubmuni2004

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