>The end of a busy week

>Thursday night: Prime Coaching session #1 at Hillingdon. After two days racing I wanted a steady session, so turned up at 6pm for 90 minutes of work. Unfortunately I went a bit too hard towards the end of the ride and ended up completely wasted.

Friday: Still wasted. 10 miles at level 2 was an effort.

Saturday: Andover Wheelers CC 10m TT on the P613. I wouldn’t normally get into an event on this course, but it was a middle markers event – hurrah! I was hoping that I had some form left and I did okay – 24:53 is a season’s best and only 3 seconds off my PB LTS. As ever, I could have gone better.

Race stats: 10 miles in 24:53 (24.11mph). 50th out of 87 finishers. Slowest miles (4 and 6): 2:37 (22.93mph). Fastest mile (3): 2:14 (26.87mph). Top speed: 32.3mph. First 5 miles: 12:20, next 5 miles: 12:33. Max heart rate: 170bpm, average HR: 164bpm. Winner: Andy Laycock (Newbury RC) 22:10.

Sunday morning: West London Combine 25m TT on the HCC114. First 25 of the year and an opportunity to get a feel of the distance. The Great Missenden course is not a drag strip and it was a cold and breezy morning. I did not start well! However, as the miles rolled by I picked up the effort and, despite the disappointing time, was pleased with the ride. It was good to meet some more of the Willesden team as well.

Race stats: 25 miles in 1:8:28 (21.91mph). ? out of ? finishers. Slowest mile (2): 3:16 (18.37mph). Fastest mile (24): 2:11 (27.48mph). Top speed: 31.1mph. First 12.5 miles: 33:42, next 12.5 miles: 34:48. Max heart rate: 157bpm, average HR: 151bpm (note that depressed heart rate!). Winner: Meurig James (Willesden CC) 59:10.

Sunday late morning: Archer RC road races including three climbs of Whiteleaf Hill. Only kidding – I helped marshall a turn for these races later in the morning. It was good to see such great races on a beautiful day in the Chilterns.

There is a paucity of races around next weekend, so I’m hoping to pick up a mid-week circuit race, possibly a criterium on Saturday and/or a club event next Sunday.

About lancewoodman

Playwright, heritage interpreter and teacher. Living in the Midlands, UK

Posted on April 20, 2009, in Cycling, time trialling, Willesden Cycling Club. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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