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Laie, Hawaii
United States
Cambio Core
75F / 24C
Total Time = 58m 14s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Unofficial Solo
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

No taper. Rand 14.5 miles easy on Saturday to keep the training volume up for Honu. This wasn't a Team TT for me, I was just riding the course solo as my own individual TT for training. Perks of being part of the club putting on the race and helping out.
Event warmup:

Rode about 4 miles out on the course and back at around varying between 170-250 watts just to break a sweat.
  • 58m 14s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 25.60 mile/hr

Weather was perfect. Light rain from miles 7-17 but very light winds. Made sure not to start off too aggresively and just settled in. Felt great at the turnaround and slowly applied more power. Averaged 286 the last 8 minutes.

29:01 out @ 257w
29:13 back @ 267w
last 8 minutes @ 286w

Mentally, it wasn't much of a struggle since I think I set really conservative goals, but it seemed to pay off with great results as I had lots of power at the end.

I think only about 5 of the 20 teams posted better times than my unofficial run. Winning time was 53:40ish I believe.

Differences between this run and my 1:00:30 last year

1. 4 more watts (measured on PT)
2. Similar course, but almost no wind compared to normal 15-20 mph winds
3. I started out easier making sure I got down to target wattage after 60 seconds.
4. GP4000S front/back compared to Vittoria Open Corsa Evo front back
5. Latex tubes front/back compared to just latex front.
6. Cockpit is about 1 inch lower
7. Skinsuit and shoe covers compared to just an UA long sleeve compression shirt and bike shorts

Off all these factors, #1, #2, and #3 likely counted the most. Regarding #3, my goal at last years TT was 270 watts, but started out at 350w for the first minute, and 285w for the first 6 minutes. I think this really put me in the red zone way too early and I never recovered, finishing way down at 253. This year I was at 311 for the first minute, and 261 for the first 6 minutes...right on my 260 goal. I probably could have push a few more watts early on, but I never felt that I was in the red zone until the last few miles. Instead of breathing heavy early on, I was kind of bored the first 8 miles. Really helped me hold things together on the second half.

Hopefully I'll be recovered and rested after Honu for States and can start out at 267, and hopefully push up to 270. Even if the winds blow, I think that may be good enough for 58-58:30
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Maybe push 3 more watts.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't feel too wasted after. Actually could talk to people as I didn't completely empty the tank. Chatted for about 10 minutes then went out and did another run of the course at much more conservative power.

Last updated: 2013-05-03 12:00 AM
00:58:14 | 24.85 miles | 25.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
29:01 out @ 257w 29:13 back @ 267w 262w total
Wind: Little
Course: 40k out and back
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
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2013-05-05 10:05 PM

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Subject: Cambio/Core Team Time Trial

2013-05-06 7:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Cambio/Core Team Time Trial
Jason, what a strong effort. Great job. I think your statement about setting conservative goals and then having something left at the end may be a pretty good point.  Something to work on for me, that is for sure.
2013-05-06 8:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Cambio/Core Team Time Trial
Smoking fast!!  Congrats on breaking  smashing the hour barrier.
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