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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed

Hot, Hot, HOT and Hilly: National Championships 2013

Day 1: Time Trial 14:50 It’s one third power, one third technique and one third what goes on in your head. I’ll put confidence as something into the last category. Returning to the familiar 9.5km (~6mi) course in the blistering heat and wind swept roads just outside of Sliven meant two things – I was […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed

2013 National championships Update. 6th on the TT!!!

A quick update before I get into more details soon. During the 2013 Bulgarian National championships with a time of 52:00,44 I finished 6th in the TT in the crosswind buffeted 38C (100F) course, 1:20 from the podium. I bested my 12th place and time of 54:14 from last year (same course) so I am […]

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Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Custom Carbon Frame and 400 Watts: 2013 Goals and Aspirations

  A dream becomes a goal when you create a plan -Joe Friel 400 Watts After a rollercoaster ride that involved a very stressful job, time trial bike getting delivered 10days (after 4months of promises) before the national championships and my first season as a 100% self coached athlete, I improved my FTP from 325W […]

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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 […]