A reluctant starter at best I gave up 10 minutes into today's race...it was absolutely no use whatsoever saying "shut up legs"........they were deaf. I reasoned that if I could barely keep up during the first few km's it was going to be a lonely 52km ride for me. Action..turn, retrace steps, pack car, drive home.
I'm still having trouble downloading data from the SRM but know that I was 2nd in my group in the TT and about midway overall. 2 guys I passed described to me this morning how I shot past them like they were going backwards which always nice to hear! its good for the ego.
I think I was marginally slower than a coupla weeks ago but comparing this effort with the last time I rode the course...this time there was a head wind out, last time not and of course this time I already had raced twice. Once I can download the data I'll be able to analyse it better, but this time, with fatigued legs and the head wind (albeit not a raging one), I think I was spinning a lighter gear and consequently not going quite as fast..
I have 1 more race before I travel..ash cloud permitting. I will be really annoyed if my departure is delayed...more so than if I got stuck at the other end I think.
Training plans for this week..carry on endurance training with the first of 3 motorpacing sessions at DISC coming up on Wednesday.