Tuesday, 30 October 2012


6am NRR:
I tasted early success, and I don't mean the delicious vegemite, cheese and avocado muffins I scoffed before leaving the house. No just after that, I walked down the stairs without clutching the wall or the bannister. Despite this being an achievement matching the effort required to win c-grade at the Warny, I received no sash.

Anyway, I still took things cautiously on the way down, keeping clear of the front and the requirement to cover any surges that might come there. Instead, I sat 15 or so riders back, slightly out from the bunch, pushing a bit of air, and chatting to my mate Jamie. Jamie said to say hi. Hi.

After the turn I started rolling turns, not too many mind you, but enough to get a sense for the state of affairs. Yet another session with the aim to build confidence. It seems I'm having a lot of those. Anyway with fairly fresh legs I had a crack at the sprint from a bit back, topping out at 61km/h and pulling back all bar Ray Forbes before the line. I ended up sitting down towards the end of the sprint, losing a bit of momentum and prompting the thought that some speed endurance work wouldn't go astray after ToB.

Strava link.

D: 45.1km
A: 196m


D: 19.6km
A: 159m

PMPW: 93kg

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