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ABR 30K TT - Cycle

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Kansasville, Wisconsin
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 44m 29s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Normal breakfast, drove to race site about 30 minutes.
Event warmup:

15 minutes on the trainer + 15 minutes on the road. HR to 130. Humidity 72%. Northerly wind steady at 11 mph.
  • 44m 29s
  • 18.6 miles
  • 25.09 mile/hr

Had to clip in at the start line. Had an issue....had to flip the pedal a few times...really frustrating having the clock tick away and I can't get up to speed. HR climbed to 165 at the 3 minute mark, which is absolute max for me. Settled down after that. HR Ave - 144 - pretty much right on goal. Decided to spin a bit more and see if the higher gears would help my time. It didn't. The strong headwind and uphill portion killed me, averaging just under 21 mph for about a mile.
Average Power - 265. I had a 3 mile section on the first lap where my power only averaged 170. I'm not sure if there was an issue, but that seems low for any section of a TT. That same section on the 2nd lap was 230 with a tailwind.

I raced as a Cat AG. Saw 3 riders in front of me at results table with 3 riders yet to finish. So my best would be 4th. Took off after my friend finished. He raced as a Cat 5 and took 2nd.
What would you do differently?:

One gear lower all the way around. Not sure if I could have held that however.
Post race
Warm down:

6 or so miles back to start line

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mile 3-5 showed low idea why.

Event comments:

Results were on a small tablet everyone was huddling around. I say it all the time, these guys can ride fast compared to triathletes. I saw only 2 people that compete in other endurance races, otherwise these guys are on their bikes every day. Not sure if I can get to the 26 mph mark. I'll be very satisfied if I can ever hit that.

Last updated: 2014-06-08 12:00 AM
00:44:29 | 18.6 miles | 25.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Goal was HR Average of 145....pretty much right on at 144. 87.8 cadence...that's high for me but I was trying to get above 85....done. Slope max was 5% into a strong headwind. Worked hard there.
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Roads were pretty good considering the winter toll. Large rectangle 1-1/2 loops.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2014-06-08 5:05 PM

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