Anyone else headed to the TT2TT in Glen Rose TX? Checking into the Distance Cycling book by Coach John Hughes and Dan Kehlenbach. Hoping their 8 - 13 week plan will help me get to 100+ from 13.34 mph in super headwinds. So far, here is what I think my weaknesses are:
1 - Started in Jan 2013 with my Kestrel Talon Tri - So strength is a must. I try to ride daily. Also now added working Core with weight lifting, Running & Riding daily with Wed/Thu off.
2 - Like most energy depletion occurs, but at least I have learned to pace myself in the beginning. Still solo riding. At my speed everyone is either under me or way too far ahead. Hopefully an eating plan will add 5 more mph! Bananas helps. Worked through my first huge cramp May 3rd. #.# So far I have been lucky in that all my major rides have occurred when my women's cycle is not happening.
3 - thinking a friends 53' crank may help speed. Otherwise it is the excalibur kuota is the help... so maybe the kueen?