We had our 2nd of a series of 6 Time Trials at Charlotte Motor Speedway tonight. I improved about 20 seconds over the first event. My time tonight was 24:03 for about an average of 25 mph over the 10 miles. Still way off my PR of 22:51 but hopefully I can at least get back down into the mid 23 minute range.
Weather was agreeable--high 60's with probably less wind than normal. We had about 250 riders sign up for this one.
I'm not riding "as hard" as I used to. My average HR during my best times was around 175 and tonight it was probably about 167. Just a matter of making the effort.......how much "pain" are you willing to endure.
While I'm not heading up the events like I did the last several years I still pitch in and assist where there is a need. It's nice not being on my feet for 5 hours prior to trying to ride. It's also nice also getting a legitimate warmup as opposed to the 5 to 10 minute "fake" warmups I was doing before riding the last several years. It really makes a difference in the performance.......
These are a great way for me to help gauge where I am with my overall fitness. Hopefully some of you have similar TT events where you can participate near where you live.