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Kansasville, Wisconsin
United States
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 59m 6s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 8/15
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast and car ride to race site...40 minutes away.
Event warmup:

15 minutes on the trainer + 15 minute on the road. Gearing was super smooth. No hard efforts pre-race. Tested a 5 spoke tubular yesterday and may have used up some energy. Not smart.
Bike
  • 59m 6s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 25.18 mile/hr
Comments:

This was a tough ride for me. I suffered on the second loop. Used a 12-25, yet didn't use the 12T as much as I would've predicted beforehand. The start was on your own...had to click in after "go." I wasn't prepared for that. Had lots of racers that were on their 2nd loop as I started so was able to pick many off and stay focused. Having a later start hurt a bit because the wind picked up substantially the last 1/4 of the race. But it came down to me not being able to compete.

Put out 296 average watts of power so was pleased there but some of these guys are beasts. No way to verify but I heard the overall winner at age 56 averaged 370 watts! Beat me by 6+ minutes. I can do that for 5 miles, not 25. Again, not competitive as a TT'er. As a triathlete or duathlete, I'm a strong biker. Big difference there. Note: Need to change my FTP so other stats are accurate like IF, TSS, and VI.
What would you do differently?:

Need to get so much stronger in my legs. Guys going 28 mph spin the 11's and 12's at a high cadence. I was pleased with the power numbers but that might have been bumped by the headwinds.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode only a short distance before heading back to the car. I needed electrolytes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rode poorly into the winds.

Event comments:

TT's are typically race and leave so post race activities really don't exist around here. But I didn't see any podium photos, etc. Bare bones but run nicely. Results came in quickly.




Last updated: 2013-08-25 12:00 AM
Biking
00:59:06 | 24.8 miles | 25.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
---------Selection Stats--------- Dist: 24.72 mi (0:59:05) Energy: 1052.6 kJ Cals Burn: 1006.3 kcal Climbing: 467 ft Braking: -1.1 kJ (-0.1%) Min Avg Max Power 0 296.9 775 W Aero 0 233.0 621 W Rolling 0 52.2 69 W Gravity -612 1.2 395 W Speed 0.0 25.1 32.3 mi/h Wind 0.0 1.6 10.8 mi/h Elev 553 596 642 ft Slope -5.8 0.01 5.1 % Caden 0 82.4 112 rpm HR 101 144.8 151 bpm NP:309W IF:1.19 TSS:139 VI:1.04 8/25/2013 9:15 AM 77 degF; 1013 mbar
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Double Loop - rectangular. Gusty winds and sustained 6 mph. Broken asphalt, but most of the course was pretty good.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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