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Old 03-11-10, 11:12 AM   #1
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How to get jacked as **** before a prologue

What are your strategies for dominating sub 10-minute prologue TT's?

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Old 03-11-10, 11:13 AM   #2
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I actually need to calm down. I've done an in-training 3-mile TT and hit the first minute at 625W without knowing it. The last minute was only 340W as a result.
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Old 03-11-10, 11:18 AM   #4
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I actually need to calm down. I've done an in-training 3-mile TT and hit the first minute at 625W without knowing it. The last minute was only 340W as a result.
Oh that's all huh?

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Old 03-11-10, 11:53 AM   #6
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I wonder how many of us have ever actually dominated sub 10 minute prologue TTs? As I have not, I am not sure I should answer, but to get 'jacked' for all of my TTs I like certain music. Then channel anger and on the line bring up the breathing rate prior to take off.
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Old 03-11-10, 12:15 PM   #7
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What are your strategies for dominating sub 10-minute prologue TT's?

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Old 03-11-10, 12:21 PM   #8
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Are you talking about Tucson Classic? Based on the profile you'll want to hold back maybe 5% for the first half then really pour it on for the 2nd half. WR is right, don't go out to hard, don't go out to hard, don't go out to hard.

The times in the 3's are around 8-9 minutes so if you have a power meter I'd guess you should aim for about 15-20 watts below your best 5 minute effort.
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Yeah, luckily I live in tucson so I've ridden that course a bunch. Are you in the 3's too?
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Red Bull usually does the trick for me. Drink it 20 minutes before your start.
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Old 03-11-10, 01:58 PM   #11
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Yeah, luckily I live in tucson so I've ridden that course a bunch. Are you in the 3's too?
Nope, I'm in the 2s. I'm number 200 in the Ranchos kit. Come say hi if you see me.
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Old 03-11-10, 02:08 PM   #12
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This works pretty well:
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I too have to stare at the powertap in the first couple of minutes to not let myself go nuts.. I have a ~7 minute uphill tt in about a month where this is key.
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Old 03-11-10, 05:02 PM   #18
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**** stage races and time trials
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Spoken like a Cat4 crit racer.

Preride the course the day before. Then duct tape a drool cup to your face and have at it.
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Old 03-11-10, 10:06 PM   #21
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Caffeine and sugar. If you're real crazy some BCAA and Na bicarb.
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Spoken like a Cat4 crit racer.

Preride the course the day before. Then duct tape a drool cup to your face and have at it.
I was about to shoehorn myself into that group, then I remembered the TTT champs last year. I are not just a crit racer after all. I can drool too.
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Spoken like a Cat4 crit racer.

Preride the course the day before. Then duct tape a drool cup to your face and have at it.
That only hurts because it's coming from you. And it's true.
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