Saturday, 7 July 2012

7/07/2012

Prahran - Mt Pleasant - Pidgeon Bank - Alma - Flat Rock - Prahran:
And just like that, it's the first week of the month again, and time to ITT Mt Pleasant rd. I had to be home early, but despite the early start Craig was keen, so was Erin Baxter who brought along Mat Gray (of 2011 Mont fame).

To state it was cold would be an understatement, my GPS ticked ever lower as we plunged into the depths of the hills before finally giving us readings of -4.6°c. Probably not ideal for a developing cold, but ITT week is ITT week!

I put my all into the pedals, finishing with my heart rate topping 191 beats, yet for all my effort I was over a minute slower than my previous worst. Was it the air density? My cold? Have I lost form? I really dont know, thankfully for my mid ride confidence, I didn't know the time until I got home.

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The rest of the hills, Stony Creek Rd, Pidgeon Bank Lane, Alma Rd,  Flat Rock Road and the various small rises in between, I varied between playing with Craig and Mat and riding back with Erin. When I played I found it harder to dispatch Craig than last week and Mat to be bloody strong (we shared a few wins).

Benchmark time: 18:49

Strava link.

D: 104.9km
A: 1,770m

CE: 1

PMPW: 91kg

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