First, let me say this (i'll explain later):
- Track riding is so much fun!!!!
- Track people are so nice!!!
I did three events: 200, 500, and 2000. I had no clue what to expect or what to do- so I'll just give you my ill-informed analysis.
Flying 200- I wasn't up to top speed at the start, so I needed to accelerate both sooner and faster. Also, I didn't take a great line off the banking and need to stay higher longer. I had a 14.56, so that seemed pretty good to me.
500m- Standing starts are hard. In fact, my arms are still sore today from them. It took me awhile to get up to speed and I need to work on that. My time was 43.99 (yeah, that .01 seconds!). I think I'll like this event a lot if a work at it.
2000m-The first lap was hard, those standing starts killed me. I had no clue how to pace this, so what I did was just count to 8 a couple of times of lap and tried to make sure my pedal strokes didn't slow down. I was pretty surprised this actually worked well. My first lap at 34+ seconds, and then the rest of my laps were 30-32, so I was pretty consistent. I finished tired, but think I could have went some faster. I had a 3:10, and I definitely want to break a 3:00.
All in all, I was pretty happy! I came in 3rd in all my events, but that doesn't really mean much. What I really want to do is improve next time I do them. Track is fun and I am excited to ride faster and learn more!