Monday, January 9, 2012

HCC Criterium: 04/01/2012

04/01/2012 - Road | Race

New year opener at HCC - Kew Boulevard. B grade. Format: 35min +3 laps.

Beautiful night - mild and clear. A little headwind down back straight - nothing of major significance.
Small field of 10 or so riders - quite uneventful until interim sprint. I made a semi-spirited attempt to chase the only rider that seem determined to win the sprint (Boomchicka) in case he wanted to carry on over the hill and perhaps ride away - which he didn't do, so - all back together and the laps ticked over until it was called for 3 to go.
Only 4/10 riders were working from the front, myself included. Nobody wanted to work & it took a considerable amount of slowing to get anyone to come through. The pace was fairly pedestrian on the night, things hotted up for the final 3 laps - I was 3rd wheel into the final corner (hairpin) and crossed the line 7th. Yes, 4 people came over me in the sprint... Well, it seems they sprinted anyway :)

I'm no crit machine at the best of times - but as they say - train your weaknesses. I'll keep coming back 'cos when it's all said and done, it's a solid workout...

    Duration:      39:23
    Work:          529 kJ
    TSS:           74 (intensity factor 1.066)
    Norm Power:    283
    VI:            1.26
    Pw:HR:          10.06%
    Pa:HR:          0.64%
    Distance:      24.545 km
    Elevation Gain:        167 m
    Elevation Loss:       169 m
        Min    Max    Avg
    Power:           0    780    224     watts
    Heart Rate:      127    179    165     bpm
    Cadence:         20    125    98     rpm
    Temperature:     22    25    22.6     Celsius

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