Kerry Time Trial League
I took part in last wednesdays 4th event in the Kerry Time Trial League, with it being my first time trial since last year. I’m not that experienced in Time Trials but I am used to pushing it over various distances when training on my own. There were 10 competitors over the 20K course, and with a somewhat moderate cross breeze for both the out and return journeys it was obvious that the speed was going to be fast. I had not been doing as much training over the past number of weeks as I would have liked so I was interested in seeing what my form was, but at the same time I did not want to blow a gasket, so with no heart rate monitor I decided to run it at 80-90% based on feeling only and see how I got on. I ended up doing pretty well averaging 36K over the 20K with a time of 34 minutes, but was very impressed with the competition given that I came 7th out of the ten riders. So next week will be a repeat performance but hopefully I can move up a place or 2. And no more of this 90% attitude either, next week I will be bringing the pain :)
I would encourage anyone from any cycing level or background to turn up next Wednesday.
For more details on these events and results keep an eye on the Killorglin Cycling Club website.