Bike TT #1: 34:18, average speed 35.2kph (21.88) 12.5miles
Bike TT #2: 34:04, average speed 35.6kph (22.11) little over 12.5miles
Bike TT #3: 34:03, average speed 36.1kph (22.56mph)little over 12.5miles
Bike TT #4: 34:06, 13.15miles
Bike TT #5: 34:38, 13.15miles
Ok, so my streak came to the end. There are couple reasons for that: I am probably several pounds heavier now, it was super windy, I was a totally bad athlete last week, I had to get up at 5:20am today and it was freaking cold. Plus last time I HAD TO beat the hockey guy and I almost killed myself doing it. I just had to.
BUT today I had my new bike and aerohelmet. So I was hoping to break 34min. But I did not! WTF??? I worked hard, but in retrospective I did not work as hard as last time (well, yeah, the hockey guy was not there today...). I should have worked harder. Too bad I did not have my watch with me, I wish I could have checked my split half way through.
But there was this guy who always beat me by a minute or so before. But today I beat him. So maybe the cold and wind really played a huge part since also he was much slower. But still....new bike and helmet and I went slower than last time?!? Drives me nuts.
I tend to be overconcerned with time goals. Maybe I should not care that much about that kind of stuff because there are too many factors I cannot control.
But I still can't believe that I went slower with my new gear!
But I put in a good effort, legs hurt and I was breathing heavily and I even made some grunting noises because of the effort. I just did not have it today.
Hm, I will get over it. I need to start being focused again and everything will be fine. It is good to have humbling experience like this, it keeps me on my toes.
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