Last night was another lowes TT here in CLT. I spent the early part of the morning preping other peoples bikes to make sure they were ready for the TT. Then got to fussing with breaker bars trying to get stuck cogs off of 1k wheels.
The owner of the shop keeps trying to convince me to run dual zipp discs, I told him i thought it was going to be too windy, when honestly I didn't want to be the slow kid running 2k worth of wheels.
This time I was running a reynolds front with a 19mm conti olympic, and a rear zipp 999 as opposed to spoked heavy track wheels.
I set my split times to run a 22:20, and tape them to my top tube.
3:20, 6:30, 9:40, 12:50, 16:00, 19:10, 22:20
I get in a short warm up and head to the start ramp, I tell them guy to give me a little push off the line because i'm on a fixed gear, hes holding me way leaning to the side and i'm worried im going to eat **** as soon as he lets go of me but I'm off and I'm fine, I get up to speed quickly and start my watch timer.
first lap goes around and my HR is 196 max 200, I'm going too hard. first lap time 3:00 a full 20 seconds under my projected time, yeah, I'm going waay too hard. 2nd lap 6:00 still going too hard, I'm a full 30 seconds ahead of my projected time, and my legs are starting to burn.
I back my HR off to the 186 range and start doing times I thought I could hold, and or I started think about homework and letting my mind drift. I start doing 3:10 laps just like I planned but the first two laps got me 30 seconds ahead of my time. last lap come around and I've got a lot left so I pick up the pace hard and basically sprint accross the line, gaining 10 seconds on the last half a lap.
my finishing time was 21:40 a full 1:33 fast than last months and my legs dont even feel like I pushed it that hard, I could have gone harder. I broke last years TT record and the new record of 20:32, almost looks reachable, well see with a skin suit TT helmet, booties and a 52*14 gear.
cliff notes: 10 miles in 21:40 avg mph 27.6, lost concentration and fell off speed, could have gone harder. need to average 29.3 to take track record, think I can do it?