I decided to give myself a challenge tonight!
Last nights meeting has motivated me to think that I may one day be good enough to race, or at least enter a time trial. So I decided to push myself for the first ten miles of the ride. I chose a route that was flat, with only a climb up Black horse hill, which I would have to attack to keep the pace up. I have a lot of work to do!!!! I managed to do the 10 in 34 minutes, 15 minutes slower that most winning times for time trials!! My average speed was 17mph, which I would usually be happy with, but to be in with any sort of chance, I need to be up in the mid to high 20's!! So basically I have to get my average up by 13mph, and my time down by at least 10 minutes. I think the challenge will keep me going through the winter!! My simple, and obvious equation is less weight+more training=more speed!! Oh well, salad for Christmas dinner!!!
I cant believe how nice the day has been, and the sunset was fantastic. The iPhone camera doesn't do it justice. I hope it stays like this for the weekend. Last warm rides before the winter gear is broken out for good!!
Details of tonight's ride: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/117527484