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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
The Bike Shop
70F / 21C
Total Time = 21m 59s
Overall Rank = 14/103
Age Group = M18-34 Cat 4/5
Age Group Rank = 5/21
Event warmup:

Rode up halfway
  • 21m 59s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 12.28 mile/hr

Made sure not to start too hard. Within the first minute I settled in pretty good but was still averaging around 315 watts. HR wasn't pegged yet, so I decided to roll with it for now.

I hit the fire hydrant at around 2:45 and the stop sign at around 4:35...right on track. I made the decision to ease up just a tad though as I knew I needed to save some energy for the steeper section just before the halfway point. I know that mentally I have to get through that section strong otherwise it's hard to keep the motivation on the not so steep section after that. The plan worked out pretty well as I got to the halfway point just under 11 minutes...which meant I was on track for a PR.

The shallower sections were tough to keep power above 280, and AP started to dip down to around 294. I was catching up to Jeff who started 30 seconds ahead of me, but at the same time Carl came from behind and passed me. There was nothing I could do to make those 30 seconds back up, but I at least used Jeff and Carl to push me the last 3/4 of a mile after the bridge. I did flip it up to the big ring, but it didn't last long and I dropped it back down.

I knew sub 22 was a possibility, but I almost blew it at the end. Coming into the final corners with my computer showing 21:30, I figured I had it in the bag, but soon I realized that time was slipping away. I crossed at 22:02 on my computer, but I did start it 3 seconds early at the start line. 21:59 officially...thank goodness.
What would you do differently?:

I don't think I paced it perfectly, but not bad either. It was perfect conditions today, but just too fat right now. Overall, I can't complain though. If I'm still focusing on bike racing next year, the goal will for sure be to go under 21.
Post race

Last updated: 2014-04-07 12:00 AM
00:21:59 | 04.5 miles | 12.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/21
Overall: 14/103
Avg HR 179, AP 300, NP 302
Wind: Little
Course: 4.5 miles averaging 5.7%
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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2014-04-07 4:00 AM

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