Tundra Time Trial - CycleTime Trial

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Hiram, Georgia
United States
Surge Sports
48F / 9C
Total Time = 26m 57s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Cat-V
Age Group Rank = 69/113
Pre-race routine:

Hydrate on the drive to the course, energy drink about 20 minutes before start-time
Event warmup:

Quick ride/sprint to ge the legs moving, about 4 minutes ride time.
  • 26m 57s
  • 9.5 miles
  • 21.15 mile/hr

Conditions were MISERABLE. Cold, wet, and rainy. The course was drenched. By mile 3 I could feel water puddling in my shoes. I forgot to gear down at the turnaround, so that cost me 4-5 seconds.

Went out not-too-hard, caught 4 people, got passed by two much faster people and one whom I had passed. POWERED up a hill that usually drains me some. The "out" part of the course was run just right.

About 2/3 of the way back I started to feel a little fatigued (started the first 1/3 of the "back" portion a little too fast), so I dialed it back a touch and managed to finish strong. Once I could see the finish line, I was standing until I couldn't any more (about 20 yds).
What would you do differently?:

Train a little more. Not forget to gear down at the turnaround.
Post race
Warm down:

Stopped to chat with a couple of the Endurance Concepts guys at their tent while I waited for my legs to start working again.

Pack up the bikes and get into some dry clothes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Early season training, weather this time of year makes it difficult to get in real road miles and running sessions. I could have put in more trainer time, but I'm very happy with my result from my first-ever TT.

Event comments:

Good time. LOTS of riders. Excellent even tto start the season.

Looking forward to this for years to ocme.

Last updated: 2009-02-15 12:00 AM
00:26:57 | 9.5 miles | 21.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/113
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Paved trail, maximum 3% grade
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4