Wednesday, 16 May 2012


6am NRR:
I am making some concessions this week due to being sick. I joked about it being the man flu, thankfully it looks like I wont die, so it might have been an exaggeration. So the concessions? Regular NRR instead of long, and
no time limited time at the front of the bunch.

I did my best to sit in, really, honestly I did. I tried so very hard to be content on wheels, rolling the kms, enjoying the beautiful still morning.... then I got bored coming back through Blackrock and decided to see if I could punish the bunch up the climb towards Sandringham. I can't guarantee I was hurting everyone, but not a single dude rolled off my wheel to come around the 45ish k pace I was setting. In the immortal words of an internet meme. Feels good man.

The same happened in the sprint, I had Guirguis on my wheel, so I knew I had to shell as many others as I could, essentially delivering him solo to the line. The lights at Glen Huntly almost brought us to a complete stop just as I was winding the pace up through the mid 50's. When I went again some of the love had gone from my legs, but I still managed to deliver Mark with only one other to beat with 200m to go.

The new bike position is a lot more hamstring intensive, and maybe I'm down a smidge on cadence. There's a feeling that I'm lacking in acceleration, which may be the change in muscle recruitment, or the cadence, or just my desire for an easy one this morning.

Strava link.

D: 46.6km
A: 178m

I've found two (unexpected)... well "issues" might be a bit strong a word... how about we go with "variances", since my fit on Monday. Both are cleat position related, firstly I'm going to have to relearn the instinctual clip in. I have to aim a different point of my foot at the pedal, and it's screwing with me. The second is the tip of my shoe now just touches the tyre when it's at 3'oclock... the cranks, not some massive Flavor Flav clock that I've installed. I haven't had to play with toe overlap since I got rid of my 81° head angle track bike.

Strava link.

D: 15.1km
A: 191m

PMPW: 93kg

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