Using the same roads as the National 10 recently, this two-loop undulating course was ideal as a semi-sporting '25. The road surface was far from perfect, with some quite large pot-holed stretches to be avoided at all costs, and the turns were very tight, but the low traffic volumes made it a nice ride. Thanks very much to Steve Rush for the photo of me!
|1||Scott Davidson||Team Velo Velocity.co.uk||00:57:58|
|2||Charlie Nurse||North Norfolk Wheelers||00:59:21|
|3||Mark Solley||Diss & District CC||00:59:24|
|4||John Swindells||Great Yarmouth CC||00:59:37|
|1||Aimee Stocker||Spalding CC||01:10:58|
I rode the Cannondale, with the usual Zipp rear disc and Spinergy front. After an early pasta tea (two hours before the start) I only consumed 1 litre of energy drink. The Strava Suffer Score chart on the right shows that I was in my threshold zone for most of the ride, and further analysis reveals that I was below that zone for the first six minutes; thereon in I was consistently between 165 and 170 bpm. That's a reasonable demand on the heart, but it also shows that my legs just aren't quite up to speed yet. I should really be sustaining 170-175bpm for this distance. I certainly thought that I was working hard, but in my defence I hadn't figured out how to get my Garmin Edge to display heart rate on-screen! Next time will be different...
Ride on 2013-06-05 18:06:56, at Thetford, UK
Sunny & mild, with a nagging northerly breeze.
40km in 0:59:49
|Average speed||40.5 kmh|
|Max speed||49.7 kmh|
|Average heart rate||165 bpm|
|Average power||291 Watts|
|Elevation gain||151 metres|