Just curious how folks incorporate some running into their training to prepare for those run-ups. We see some pretty steep ones here in the NW.
I've heard some folks say "you're not going to win in the run-ups, but you sure can lose it". So, they were recommending some hill sprints, so it's not a total shock to the system.
I'm approaching it a couple ways:
1) Run-ups with bike during barrier practice. Probably the best since it simulates a race. 1 time/week
2) Hill sprints on pavement for 15-20 minutes. I walk down the hills. Any horizontal/downhill running messes up my knee. 1 times/week.
Thanks for the feedback.