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Old 08-09-06, 09:00 PM   #1
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Definition of pain = 40 km time trial

Did my first 40 km time trial this weekend. My time was 68 minutes. I was hoping for a faster time but the course was actually quite hilly. All I can say is OUCH! I was chasing the rider in front of me and it took every ounce of strength I had to hold the pace. I loved every minute of it.

I was wondering if it is worth taking tylenol or any sort of pain medication?
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Old 08-09-06, 09:24 PM   #2
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You mean as a preventive measure for the pain of a TT?

I'll leave that one to the TT experts, but as I understand it they always hurt. If they don't you're probably not going hard enough.
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The pain is cleansing, almost like a crucifiction. Embrace and stay in the red zone, recover, repeat as needed.
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Old 08-09-06, 10:47 PM   #4
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Will be doing 30K TT this Sunday, will see how I will do. I think TT is the only event that shows how masochist cyclists are.
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I'm doing my first TT. Its a 12 mile one. Not to long, but long enough to hurt. I'm really looking forward to it. There is a two man team TT as well that I'm doing.
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Originally Posted by Cycle-clops
Did my first 40 km time trial this weekend. My time was 68 minutes. I was hoping for a faster time but the course was actually quite hilly. All I can say is OUCH! I was chasing the rider in front of me and it took every ounce of strength I had to hold the pace. I loved every minute of it.

I was wondering if it is worth taking tylenol or any sort of pain medication?
If you're not hurting, you're not going fast enough. Unless you have some sort of imflamatory pain, like joint pain, I don't think tylenol would do you much good.
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Old 08-10-06, 08:58 AM   #7
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Will be doing 30K TT this Sunday, will see how I will do. I think TT is the only event that shows how masochist cyclists are.
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Old 08-13-06, 05:24 PM   #8
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... I was wondering if it is worth taking tylenol or any sort of pain medication?
Oh ... do you mean take a medicine to help you perform better?

Hmmm, where have I heard that before?

Have I doped? Sure! Took Vicodin before rides as my broken pelvis healed ... works great!



My best 40k TT was 1:00:30 on a straight road bike at Big Flats, WI.

Yeah, it hurts.

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Yep, thats the one. I had tons of fun. I think there might be something wrong with me.
One downside was almost being run over by some lady in a minivan driving on a wrong side of the road! I guess she was trying to pass some other racers, but she wasn't doing it very fast. I was talking to someone else who got brushed by a green minivan (same one?), actually tore his bibs!
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