Doing my first TT this week. It's 8 miles, flat, out and back. I am normally race tri's but figured this would be fun. I'm shooting to break 20 minutes but its a big fat maybe. I'm going to just go out and push hard, hope I can hold it, and die after I cross the line. It's short enough, why not.
My questions is on drinking. Do you even worry about it for such a short race? Should I use an aero drink between my aero bars or a bottle on my seat tube? Or just tough it out for 20 minutes and drink afterwards. It's an evening race on Friday that starts at 6:30. I'm in Dallas and expect the temperature to be in the low 90's.