Today was the first race of the Parker international time trial series. The race was supposed to be a two lap 19 mile hilly tt but because of really bad weather conditions (sleet,snow and wind) it was shortened to a single lap 9.5mile hilly TT. My club mates and my 2up TT team member were there and there is always a rivalry about who will be the top man!
Well I got up this morning, looked outside and the roads were wet but it wasn’t raining…yet! As the morning went on the weather took a turn for the worst, the wind picked up and the sleet and snow began. I started my warm up like usual drinking my Herbalife Prepare whilst raising my heart rate so can I perform better. With 10 minutes to go until my start time I jumped off the turbo and headed to the start and on the way gained myself a new nickname of ‘anti-freeze’ because i was the only one wearing shorts in the freezing cold. I started two minutes behind one of the fast boys in my club with another 3 minutes behind me.
I was flying for the first few mile averaging 27mph but then the hills came along and took that speed away. I was working hard up every hill trying to gain every second I could on the competition. After going up the last hill I knew it was the final few miles and it was all downhill or flat. I was catching people and going past strong.
I was glad to finish. My chest and legs were burning, so I had a easy spin to cool down and saw my club mate who was 3 minutes behind finish, and he was finishing strong! I rode back to the HQ with my dad and friend to find out that I had won overall, finishing in a time of 24:35 and being the only rider to go under 25minutes!
I finished with a nice ride back home with dad and then drank my herbalife recovery shake and then It was the gruelling task of cleaning the beast (my bike).
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Thanks for reading guys! Check back next weekend to find out how i get on with the 25mile TT!