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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Time Trialing – Variable Pacing

Air resistance and wind are the nemeses of every cyclist. However, both can be used to your advantage in a time trial for free. The faster you go the more mother nature tries to push you back. In simple terms, an average sized cyclist on a TT bike will need to produce 10W more to […]

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Against the Clock Equipment Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Time Trialing – Power, Position, and Pacing

Time Trialing and YOU A good time trial takes three things: Power, Position, and Pacing. When I did my first time trial, I was psyched. I had a true time trialist power profile, I had worked hard, I practiced riding with aerobars, had a cool looking helmet. Fifteen minutes into the race I got passed […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Time Trial Pacing With a Powermeter

Time Trial Pacing – Why is it Important? Ever wondered if you gave it your best during a time trial? I mean really be able to get a definite number if you did or did not? One of the best features of a powermeter, besides having a complete overview of how well you are training […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

National TT Championships 2012 Recap

Last Friday, 29 June 2012, was the National Time Trial Championships in Bulgaria. As previously mentioned, this was THE race of my 2012 racing calendar. I wanted to do a time in the range 57-55min over the almost 40km course. I clocked a respectable 54:16.86 putting me in the top half at 12th place The […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

The First Rule of Time Trialing or District Championships 2012

In the words of Tyler Durden: The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about fight club. The second rule is: you DO NOT talk about fight club. When it comes to time trialling things are roughly the same. 1. You don’t start too hard. 2. You DO NOT start too hard. […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

Waarde TT or Listen to Your Legs NOT Your Head

Last Saturday was my next big time trial – 27.6km along the coast of the Zeeland province. I didn’t have much time for some real quality training since I also raced last weekend , however, I did do the weekly training group ride on Tuesday and my 5x5min FTP+ session on Wednesday. I felt strong […]