Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Below are some interesting charts related to TTT pacing. Two very similar teams (only one rider different on a 4-man squad) did the same course (at least up till mile 17.5) under very similar conditions about two months apart - both in competition. The first time we went out much too hard and had trouble at the end. The second time we might have gone out too easy - it's hard to say for sure. On the second attempt (August), we were lagging behind the first attempt (June) pace until very late in the race, when we easily caught and 'passed' ourselves.
The course was more difficult in the second half, which makes the interpretation a little more complicated.
More consistent speed in August:
Making up major time toward the end (10-20 seconds per mile):
Course was tougher in 2nd half, but not too much speed was lost in August: