Sorry, even slower 28th Rob Vorhees. Still smoked ya. And not the point.
I don't want this to turn into some kind of Ritchie vs Yuki thing.
Since, I write up exercise regimines daily, and feel that you may benefit from interval training, I obviously know nothing.
In my know nothingness, I would say that your cadence is probably pretty good. Not that it couldn't use some work, most everyones could. Most mountain bikers develope a pretty good cadence from maintaining traction during climbs. It creates a good 'feel for the wheel.'
Any training regimine is going to extoll some benefit from intervals, pyramids whatever you want to call them. The trick is to mix it up (shocking principle by one name) and still keep some kind of regimine.
The month of mud....8 miles right? The shortest sport class wvmba races are at 16 miles? 8 miles is an all out sprint to me.
dude people killed me that day that normally dont stand a chance in a normal lenght XC race against me. I do intervals all the time but they help XC racing not ultra/enduro racing.your were neck neck against Bill "stick boy" westover are you sure about that? FYI he is my teammate and an equal match in normal lenght XC racing against me.
look at Bill Westover Stick the 20th from Big Bear listed here time.
Bill = 1:01
Me = 00:46:23
Bill(listed under watson) =1:10:18
Me = 1:12:52
so yeah he was very similar to me last year.
This year at Big bear he had an 1 hour and 45 minutes up on me. something wasnt right that day. So I mean if your were neck and against that guy youd be right up there with me in normal race and probably kill me after 1:30. I honestly doubt your keeping up with stickboy on a daily basis.
its all bench racing but to sit here and call me out due to what I admit was a bad race, and even said so as I posted in on this site is really really low. I realize I am much better short distance racer than long distance right now and intervals(something I do all season long) wont make you a better enduro racer. Base mileage does. I should have had enough, something wasnt right or I just plain suck at longer distances. All you have to go is go back and look who I normally beat at XC races then see how much they beat at big bear to see "something wasnt right"