I rode in this race yesterday for the FL state championship.
I have never riden this far in one straight sitting on the track!
It was 45 laps x 333 meters which = is 15 km.
I must say that after about 15 laps, my body just woke up and said " Ok, I'm ready to go, lets push it harder " ... and that is what I did... I started to wear down about 35 laps into the race and then I just kept a steady pace with very few efforts in between.
I did not score any points, I was unable to keep up with the lead group, and about 30 laps or so I got lapped by the lead group, then again near the end at about 40 laps I got lapped again by the lead pack of about 6 riders...
I stayed behind people that were riding closer to my pace and I kept a tight draft on them and that helped me to keep a good pace. I did not finish last, there were a few people who either gave up or just got lapped over and over and over.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what I've been up 2 =)