Sunday, 12 February 2012

SKCC Team TTT - B Grade

Sunday was my first Team Time Trial (TTT) and though only the odd person chose to ride a TT bike/bars/helmet/skin suit, it was on from the get go with good prize money up for offer. B grade had 7 teams entered with Canard representing strongly with 2 team. After the standard quick B grade crit beforehand, I had tried to save the legs in order not to let my team mates down. The distance was 10 x 1km laps of the crit course with the plan of trying to maintain a 45km/h average. We started off a little slow but held to our strategy and finished strongly on the last lap finishing in a time of 13min45 (only 35s behind the winners). Overall we had averaged 45km/h with my heart rate at  averaging 174bpm and maxing at 187max. 

Official Photos here
Results here

Men's B Grade TTT (10 Laps)
1. 13:10 Hawthorn Cycling Club
2. 13:32 Giant Celtic Race Team
    13:32 Racing for Canard#1
4. 13:39 The Kings Men
5. 13:42 Melbourne Uni CC
6. 13:45 Racing for Canard #2
7. 13:46 Team Wynn's

Friday, 10 February 2012

Training and more training

I have been busy training and have finally made the leap onto the Melbourne bunch rides They are fun and fast (more fun than racing). My first big race is the Mansfield crit and road race in March, until then I will keep seeing how long I can keep up 400-450km weeks. A typical week looks:

Monday - SKCC easy Monday ride
Tuesday - Either 6am NRR or 6.30pm Barkley St
Wednesday - SKCC bunch ride
Thursday - 6am NRR
Friday - rest
Saturday - Hell ride
Sunday - SKCC B grade crit + lots more easy k's