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Fit Month: OBC Time Trial. Another PB but still can’t break 40 kph

Fit Month continues. After a few weeks I was back at the Ottawa Bicycling Club 15k time trial. Weather was hot but after doing well at the Smiths Falls Tri and feeling in a good shape was wondering if tonight was the night I was going to pass thru the 40 kph barrier?

Unfortunately it was not to be, ended up with 39.74 KPH according to the official stats in a time of 22:39, 10 seconds faster than my previous best. Still not 40 KPH but getting much much closer. I WILL break through in the next 1-3 events. 40 KPH is only another 15 seconds or so!

Despite being so close one reason I wasn’t so down with this time was that finally I was able to push thru the entire 15 k and I even was able to accelerate a bit by the end. I am certainly getting my endurance back now. What I have found is that getting fit and being competitive are two very different things. There are still 30-40 guys and the occasional girl ahead of me out on the course time wise and I don’t know now if I can get to my hoped for 42kph by the end of the year, will take a lot of commitment, but certainly moving in the right direction.

Here are the splits according to the Garmin.

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So the middle section is what put me behind.

The wind was strong and coming out of the south and as I turned south towards the turn around it started to bite and I had to really dig to not drop my time too much. You can see the BIG dip when the wind hits. No matter what I did I couldn’t get the speed back up and there is also a few small hills so was in a panic. After the turn around turned on the after burners a bit as you can see. Then spin to the end. To be able to recover and do a PB is a big victory IMHO!

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You can see that towards the very end I put on a burst of speed right up to the line which in indicative to me that I am improving.

Ended up being 36 out of 97 participates, which I am liking more than my last outing.

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