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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

Big Chainrings and Headwind – 2012 Dutch Amateur Time Trial Championships

I always wondered, how can you RIDE a time trial bike, let alone be comfortable? Who needs 55 tooth chairings? On September 1, 2012 I had my answer. After a somewhat long(ish) mid-season break, I was back on the saddle for one last race – The 2012 Dutch Amateur Championships. From what I hear, it […]

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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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National TT championships 2012 Preview

Friday, June 29 is the date of the 2012 TT championships in Bulgaria. This has been my number 1 goal this season so I after almost 7 months of training it is good to recap the past period. Fitness and Equipment I completed a solid 8 weeks of base training starting January and I have […]

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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 The Training Hours

Club Championships Practice Time Trial

Last Tuesday, May 15 my club WTC de Amstel organized a time trial of 18.9kilometers. I was apprehensive about doing it because I have been racing the past couple of weeks so I couldn’t put all the training hours I wanted. A major problem I want to overcome in my pacing is my tendency to […]