3.97 km, course was 5 mins slow. Track was straight.
First 500m: 9 mins. Mostly draft I presume.
2nd 500: 9:59, then 10:31, then 10:22, then 10:25 then 10:51, then 10:51 again and finally 10:16.
Maintained breathing every 4-6 strokes. No real contact other than guarding space.
Blue Seventy Helix
Mass 2800 start, 1 triangle loop. Total distance on the 310 was 3.97km, and the course was running about 5 mins slow due to wind according to the gurus (and Jordan).
22C / 72F
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
180.25 kms |
Power power power. I barely use 1/10 the functions, but the one I use is Jordan's "DON'T EAT THE PASTE" display. Ie, I had my latest FTP number (216) from a few weeks ago and my %'s for all the segments of the course based on %s from other successful riders. Richter, Rollers, Mclean - keep it under 185. Flats? 150. Yellow? 160. Shoot for an average of 150. Don't ever look at speed. If over 200, back off immediately. Ignore the wind and pedal at least 100W going down the hills until spin out.
Avg Pwr: 137 - so a bit under target. Several kms with 0 avg cause of coasting but still, maybe 5-6 mins could have been gained without screwing the run.
Max Speed: 75.4 km/hr (would have been faster but damn headwind)
Avg Speed: 29.8 km/hr (goal was 30)
Avg HR was 131. Though that may be in error as my HR was reporting stupid high maxes on every lap (like 200+). I don't watch it in the race just something to note afterwards.
Some with gusts
IMC Course, lots of detail in other posts. FANTASTIC course. I liked it more than France.
I have never ridden it before, but drove it on Friday, and I had already viewed all the good bits on Google street view so I knew what to expect (sort of). Driving it in the car was a bit demoralizing - my v6 was chuggin up some of the climbs. Much bigger than I was expecting. But the day was great and with all my race gear and good pacing I found it just right.
Those 7 "rollers" after richter are not rollers - those are climbs!
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
42.16 kms |
First half of the run, 1:55 - right on target for a 3:50 marathon.
Second half, my god the bottom of my feet hurt like daggers.
Dropped above 5:30 pace splits at km 28 then it was walksville. :(
Out and back, on what I was TOLD was a flat course. I rode the first half and got a taste of a few hills, ok, and knew about the big one at the turn around - but there's quite a few more that were a nice surprise.
Super hot but aid stations every mile it's crazy good support. I had no problem with ice and sponges etc.