Today was a hot day, 90's by 9:00 o'clock this morning. Im sure while out on course the heat index was over 100. I drove to Nichols anyway with the hope of becoming a better TT man, especially with my size. I believe that it is def. coming around now that I know how to pace myself better and know just how hard I can go and maintain that effort. Entered the U23 division today, hoping that someone else would show up, but ended up racing against myself and the other cats today.
Going out, I was around 185bpm and then from the turnaround at 20km all the way back, right around 190! I had no idea I could hold those numbers, probably high because of the heat. The course just felt sticky along the way but it was flat, which I like :)
Ended up coming in with a time of 1.01.21, the fastest out of the 2 I have done :), the last one in Cordova going a 1.03 in better conditions! I of course, won by default in the U23, but also would have won the Cat 4's by 6 sec. over Jeremy Fry of ICCC.
Poor Jimmy, came down with a cold yesterday and I give huge props to ya buddy for even showing up in that heat and finishing! Awesome job! Get better and you can get ready to tear up the Crit!
So yea, last race of the year will be the State Crit in a couple weeks over Pella, the 25th and then I move back to Luther on the 26th. I just wanna take the time to thank everyone for their support this year when I made the upgrade to Cat 4, and all the encouragement everyone has given me.