My first real time trial is this weekend. I feel comfortable on the bike and like I have trained well this winter. I'm 6'4 and 194lbs so I am by no means small on the bike. I believe my FTP to be around 315 and my LTHR is 158. I'll be running a 54X12 so I don't think I will run out of gearing. I'd like to hear thoughts on pacing strategy specific to the course profile below. I think the scale may make the course look hillier than it really is, but there is certainly some elevation change. Being heavier than much of the field it would seem that I would have an advantage in the first half of the race, and be penalized coming back (the most likely wind directions would be a head wind going out with a tail coming back). Should I try to maximize my weight advantage on the way out and go over my FTP? Would my weight allow me to go a little under FTP on the way out and then over on the way back or should I just try to stay at my FTP wattage?