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Kekaha, Hawaii
United States
Tradewinds Cycling Team
80F / 27C
Total Time = 25m 49s
Overall Rank = 4/34
Age Group = Men Cat1/2/3
Age Group Rank = 3/11
Pre-race routine:

Really had no expectations for this race. I did get a solid 8.5 hours of sleep the night before and my legs didn't feel any significant fatigue though. I wasn't going to bring my TT bike over for this race, and I didn't feel like using clip on aero bars just my road setup with the 404's.
Event warmup:

Warmup started with a slightly elevated HR again, but about 15 minutes in something just clicked and I was myself again. Cruising at 220-240 watts at 145 bpm...instead of 190-210 watts for that same HR/RPE. That's odd...but I have had instances where I feel best the day after a hard <2 hour ride or race.
  • 25m 49s
  • 10.8 miles
  • 25.10 mile/hr

Plan was to start at 285-290, but given yesterday was supposed to start at 275-280, and I ended up doing could that goal be possible. Well...290 felt too easy. Maybe my legs were coming around???

So I pushed it up to 300-305, which would have been a decent goal for a TT like this without the hill climb race the day before. HR was still steady under 180 and RPE was in check. I was finding myself drifting up to 320 watts at times, so I knew I was doing okay. I marked Bill as he was heading back to give myself a time check at that point knowing he was the favorite as the state TT champ at this year's 40k. I got through the turn around fine and hit that checkpoint down 25 seconds net to him. I wasn't going to make that up, but that is about what I would expect to be down, so I knew I was having a good run. Avg power at the turn was 302 and the effort was starting to hurt a little.

I was a bit all over the place with wattage...sometimes dropping down to 290, but then back up to 325. It I was really counting down the miles with 5k to go knowing it's only about 8 or so minutes more. Once I got inside 2 miles I tried to put the hammer down to over 315. Last 2 minutes or so I just emptied the tank and did around 370.

What would you do differently?:

Missed out on 2nd in the division by 4 seconds, and second overall by 6 seconds. Probably should have brought the disc cover and the skinsuit. Oh well. I was EXTREMELY happy with the power output as I was getting worried I wouldn't come out of this rut.
Post race
Event comments:

Great race

Last updated: 2016-05-31 12:00 AM
00:25:49 | 10.8 miles | 25.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 4/34
Performance: Good
175 bpm, 188 max, 307 watts, 309 NP
Wind: Little
Course: 5.4 mile out and back, dead flat, nice roads.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
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