You might already know Edmonton has an outdoor velodrome. But did you know your membership in Velocity gives you open access to the velodrome too?
Velocity is one of the key stakeholder clubs in the Argyll Velodrome. That means we can develop our own programming at the facility in coordination with the other stakeholders.
Recently I met with all the stakeholders to begin planning our programming for the coming season. As your club coach, I’m here to serve your training needs. But before I make any plans, I want your ideas about the kinds of track training programs you’d like me to deliver.
Not having a track bike doesn’t need to stop you. The club owns a stable of track bikes at the velodrome for the exclusive use of club members. All you need to supply are your pedals and helmet.
What kinds of programming do you want?
I can think of at least two ways we can use the velodrome: train to train or train to race.
Train to train is a supplement to your general fitness training. I can create and lead a weekly program that gets you safe and comfortable riding the track. Then you can progress to some structured track training for fun and fitness. You don’t need to move on to racing.
But maybe you’re already a road racer. Train to race may be what you want. Your racing experience is missing out if you don’t take advantage of the track for some training. Riding the track will give you a convenient and exciting interval training experience.
And as some of you have maybe heard me say, come to track where you can learn how to win races. On a night like track league, you’ll get four or five low-pressure/low-stakes races, each about 10 to 20 minutes long, where you can take your best shot at launching a winning move. No need to spend 2+ hours in a road race only to mess up your finish!
Tell Me What You Want
So before I meet again next week with the stakeholders to divvy up the time slots on the track, I need to hear from you.
Leave a comment here to tell me the #1 way you’d like to use YOUR velodrome.