triman (triman) wrote,

RunFar Bike Time Trials

I had my 2nd go at the time trials tonight, I was feeling ok and got there in plenty of time. Last time the wind was really blowing on the return leg and I recorded a poor time of 25:36.1, 18.8MPH.

Given I've averaged 22MPH over a 56-mile HIM course, and some of the speeds I was getting late last summer on the Longhorn course, I have to be capable of at least a 24MPH avg over the short 8-mile course before the end of this year.

Here is something to ponder as you get ready for tonights time trials. Finally after 7-years I got my TT time under 25-mins, 3-mins quicker tonight, no cheating, wind all over the place, used my road bike with Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL's. Temperature when I started, 95f/35c.

There were 85-starters tonight, the wind was all over the place on my first and second runs; I used my white 'dale road bike with Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL's. Temperature when I started, 95f/35c. The overall winner passed me just at the end, some guy I've never heard of, Stefan Rothe, time 15:56.2, 30.1MPH - close to the course record, so it can't have been that windy :-(

Both my laps, beat my prior best, first lap 22:23.6, 21.4MPH got me 6th in my Age Group and 58th overall, the AG winner was Frank Kurzawa, 18:03.3, 26.6MPH - so I have some way to go ;-)

There were a few notable triathletes there, Amy and Brandon Marsh, Kelly Handel, but many others were missing. I got beat by Madison Prado, local 14yr old girl who did 21:24.5, 22.4MPH - still she weighs half what I do... The wind was really blowing when I did my 2nd lap, 24:55.3, 19.3MPH.

Official RunFar Time Trials Results page

Next up: Interval run Wednesday evening; Baghead at Alamo Drafthouse Thursday
Tags: cycling, runfar, time trials
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.