>Race #10 – Progress

>Last night I rode the Lewes Wanderers‘ club 10m TT at East Hoathly (G10/87). It was a warmer night than last week’s event, but it did rain for the last few miles.

I got there early and rode the whole course as part of the warm up again. At that time it seemed there would be a slight tailwind finish. A drink, a pee and a few laps of the village and I was ready to go.

The first mile was 6 seconds faster than last week’s ride but by the turn I was only 12 seconds up on that standard. It was faster coming home despite the rain. I finished with a 25:52 – a season’s best.

I’m pleased with the ride. It’s especially nice to be able to turn in an improved performance after a hard few days of racing and training. It suggests that the resilience is building.

Race stats: Time: 25:52 (23.20mph). First 5 miles: 12:10, last 5 miles: 13:42. Top speed: 30.9mph. Slowest mile (10): 2:55 (20.57mph), fastest mile (1): 2:13 (27.07mph). Average HR: 163bpm, maximum HR: 168bpm. Average cadence: 73rpm. 24th of 43 finishers. Winner: Peter Morris (Lewes Wanderers) 21:42

The target for Thursday’s ’10’ will be to beat 27:00. It sounds easy after last night’s race, but I’ll be using less aero kit and the course doesn’t seem to suit me as well.

About lancewoodman

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

Posted on May 10, 2011, in Cycling, time trialling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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