Thursday, April 9, 2009
CCTT on Wednesdays
Yesterday was the first race in the Cherry Creek Time Trial. It was also my first road race ever. I know the coarse very well, as it is one of the places that I ride my road bike quite often. I was late getting to the race, had to get my number, got about 4 minutes of warm up-which is no where near enough, have never used aero bars in my life, and got to the start line 14 seconds before go time. I left the start shoot and tried to warm up in the race. I felt good considering I was not ready. The race consisted of 10.5 miles of road. I had a goal of about 28 minutes. Because of my late arrival to the start line, I had no idea what kind of pace I was putting down because I did not have my computer properly set. All I knew was that my heart rate was pegged at 180, which is pretty high for me to hold so early in the season. I ended up with a time of 27:02 and an average speed of 23.3 mph. It probably would have been better, but I was all over the road because of my aero bars. I am really happy with this pace considering everything. Six more weeks of racing the TT, I can't wait until the next one.