Well, since I was going for my first sub-hour time, I wasn’t too happy with 1:00.04 but thinking about it..
I’d been drinking a lovely combo of beer, cider and bourbon at Shaun’s 40th barbecue since 11am yesterday.
I got to bed at 1.30am after scoffing a 12″ meatball (more meat?!) Subway to ease the inevitable hangover.
I woke up to the alarm at 4.30am and had only instant coffee to drink, having run out of beans the day before.
I rode (a bit shakey and holding back the vom) to the start 40k away and actually felt ok when I got there, though obviously didn’t look it, judging by some of the comments!
I’m a bit annoyed that if I didn’t miss the last turn (I only just made it, braking hard, thinking I was going straight on) and almost stop at 2 RABs for cars I’d have made sub-hour. 4 seconds!
Having said that, it was a new PB for the 25, taking 1m29s off my previous best time – set on the same course on the S-Works road bike 2 years ago.
Simon took FOUR frickin’ minutes out of my time with a 56:11 so he must’ve been on fire today – I need to ask him for his training plan or EPO dealer 😉
I’m not sure what time Lance got, I was too busy consuming cake and coffee and hobbling back to a chair to notice – I’ve strained my glutes again – the ride home was horribly slow.
Scherrit came over later and asked me about pacing and power. I was just loading the data into WKO so we had a chat about it:
My power data indicates that I’m producing very similar power on the TT bike as I did on my road bike, even with far less training at the same time of year. This is very good.
It means that my TT position isn’t robbing me of any power and my return to cycling after such a ‘non-event winter’ might be doing good things for me.
My Average Power and Normalised Power values are also fairly close. I think this indicates reasonable pacing, ie. if there was a big difference it’d mean I was spiking the power output at times.
It was the first 25 this year with the correct power meter fitted and it shows I am putting out over 310W for the hour. I wasn’t able to hit this on the turbo so assumed my power was well down. It’s not. I should be happy. 4 seconds. *sigh*