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8 mile TTGall
Jul 29, 2002 2:15 PM
Hello again...

i ve been training for a TT at the end of Aug. I did a 8 mile TT today in 21:41. Is this any good or not? i am a new cat 5 and i really dont have much to compare that to.

That's great!Pack Meat
Jul 29, 2002 2:36 PM
Unless it was all down hill. But if was all up hill it's incredible depending on the grade. What I'm saying is that there are some many factors that go into a good time on a TT that you can't expect to compare your time to anybody elses. With that said, if it's a flat course with little wind, you're probably doing ok for a Cat 5. If you can maintain that pace in a 40 k time trial you'll pull right around 1:05 which isn't bad. See if you can find the resluts for the TT that you're doing from last year. That might give you a better idea of how you're doing. But remember unless you know what the conditions are when the times were posted it's hard to compare it to.
re: 8 mile TTkaiser
Jul 30, 2002 6:43 AM
If a flat course, that puts you on track for a 26:15 ten-mile time (or 23.85MPH). Not disastrous (or even bad), but definitely room for lots of improvement (and thank God, because what would be the fun in no room for improvement, right?).

Just curious: What were some of your thoughts on how it went? When did it hurt most? zdid you start out fast and stay consistent, or did you find yourself progressively selecting lower gears as it went on? The more you share, the more people can suggest.