Glad to report that my training is back on target at last! :-) Last weekend I did a 40-mile lumpy ride on Saturday, followed by 65 fast paced solo miles on the time trial bike on Sunday. That ride included 30 miles at a shade below race pace, holding the TT tuck on the extensions for almost the entire effort. I’m feeling totally comfortable now, something I attribute to adding core workouts to my weekly routine and of course spending lots of time training in the tuck.
Yesterday evening I attacked my local 10-mile time trial course. The effort felt fantastic and well measured, although I don’t think I pushed hard enough over the first half. I did manage to set a new 20-minute power PB during the TT so was pretty stoked about that! On the way home I still had enough energy left to hit a new 5-second sprint power PB too. This all bodes well for me finally clawing back some form.
In kit news, I recently felt the need for a new helmet. I’m a sucker for a bit of “free speed” so wanted something aero. After lots of internet research and some advice from the Time Trialling Forum, I settled on a C ORIGINALS G14 helmet:
I’m not sure why nobody has thought of this before! The G14 converts from a standard road helmet, into an aero road helmet and also into a full-scale aerodynamic time trial helmet. I managed to source one at half price from Sports Pursuit. So far I’ve only had the chance to test it in “aero road” mode. Certainly feels more slippery than my Specialized Propero II lid. Comfortable too! #keepcycling