Thursday, 6 October 2011


6am NRR:
I didn't sleep well, spending what felt like half the night either tossing or turning. My resting heart rate was up. My legs felt tender.

I chose to ignore all that and go play with the NRR 6am bunch, to pull turns and to play in the sprint.

In true 6am style there was no working group, just attacks and chases. So I chased attacks, I pulled big turns and I fought to stay up front all ride. It was awesome. 45km now feels retardedly short, meaning I was confident to dig deep and go after anything that moved (that means bikes... I don't want to know what you were thinking. Perverts!)

I want to do this ride again and really have a crack at the sprint, It will give me a good guide to how I'll perform in Crits. I suppose the alternative is to just race a few crits.

This week I went early with another guy, hitting out of the corner in Elwood, hoping to create a gap and TT the last 2-3km. Even at 60+ km/h we had guys on our wheel, with a further km to go it was clear it wouldn't stick, so I lost the motivation to push on.

So yeah, I'm glad I ignored the potential excuses this morning as I'm now feeling pretty good about my fitness. I cant wait to put some speed work into my legs and get at some races.

Unrelated, but inspiring none the less.

D: 45.7km
A: 140m


D: 14.4km
A: 50m

RHR: 62bpm

PMPW: 95kg

1 comment:

Ian said...

Alternative to race a few crits... at $17-20 a pop on Sundays it is getting pricey entry.

You could do doubles on Saturday though, Hell Ride and then A-Grade out at Campbellfield (drive from Elsternwick to Campbellfield to get there in time) for $10 which will then leave you smashed for a Sunday crit.