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Mt. Sugarloaf Race Weekend - CycleRoad Race


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Ferndale, Florida
United States
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 37m 15s
Overall Rank = 17/25
Age Group = Cat 5, under 34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

The usual...bagel with cream cheese and glass of milk. No coffee this time though
Event warmup:

10 min of easy spinning with some 1 min fast pedals. The race started with a 8 mile slow start so I used that for further warm up.
Bike
  • 1h 37m 15s
  • 31 miles
  • 19.12 mile/hr
Comments:

This was a great race. I love climbing, even though I am not built for it. I really needed to train more hills at a higher wattage than I was. We were climbing at about 450 watts, then punching it up to 500+ at the apex. I also need to continue to work on my positioning. It was very difficult to get to the front of the peleton.
What would you do differently?:

Train more hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode back to the car, very, very, very slowly.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training hills enough.

Event comments:

It would have been nice to have some water stations for the end of the race. It ended at the apex of Mt. Sugarloaf, and that last climb up it was brutal.




Last updated: 2007-05-07 12:00 AM
Biking
01:37:15 | 31 miles | 19.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/25
Performance: Good
988 kcal 174 average watts 5s 803 1min 474 5min 286 30min 214
Wind: Some
Course: 2 laps of 11 miles plus an 8 mile start. Very hilly; at about the 5 mile mark you hit what is called "the three sisters" - 3 straight climbs of about 1/4 mile at about 10%. Then you go another 5 miles with some moderate hills and hit the motherload - Mt. Sugarloaf. This beast is 1/2 mile long, 15% average and close to 20% in some segments.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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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