Alex Edwards raced fantastically at Jingle Cross in the Cat 3s, finishing 3rd in the omnium. He shared his experience:
Brief event/course description:
Very challenging, technical course, with a solid mix of climbing, running, and sand sections.
How’d the race go down for you?
I was able to take advantage of front row start spots both days to position myself for the opening uphill run, and the sand section which followed quickly after the run. The selection for the top 3-5 riders was quickly made after the sand and then the race settled into a rhythm. I finished 3rd one night one, 4th one night two, and finished 3rd for on the omnium.
Which coach do you work with and how did your training help you prepare for the event?
Coach Grant Harrison and I worked in the weeks leading up to Jingle Cross on runs once a week which I think helped tremendously during the race. Additionally, Grant prescribed longer threshold intervals, and short burst intervals throughout the weeks leading up to the events.
What advice do you have for someone up and coming in your cycling discipline?
Stay dedicated to your training, and make sure you focus on nutrition and recovery to maximize your workouts.
What is your next event?
Two days of racing at Trek CXC