2008 River Gorge Time Trial Report

August 23, 2008 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment

This is probably the most scenic time trial that we do all year. The entire 4 mile time trial is on top of Raccoon Mountain around the TVA pump storage reservoir. Breathtaking scenery and steep drop-offs right on the course! My time was about 10-15 seconds faster than last year. I went out way too hard averaging 558 watts for the first 30 seconds. I spent the rest of the course trying to figure out how to recover and still go hard – never works well. Still, I am happier to have gone a little bit faster than last year. Here’s the graph!

2008 River Gorge Time Trial

2008 River Gorge Time Trial

  1. Going out way too hard (558 watt average)
  2. Trying to recover
  3. Not too bad on the climb
  4. The table-top flat reservoir road
  5. Ramping it up again for the finish
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Lots of repeats today. CAUTION - gravel washout at the one lane bridge at the bottom of Caldwell mill. I didn't see it until I was in it so I nearly lost it into the ditch. Stopped at the no-fun-bucks to cool off.

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Quick reference stats

Anaerobic Threshold:
Power:315 watts
Heart rate:180 bpm
Maximums:
Power:1097 watts (5s)
Heart rate:198 bpm (5s)
AT power estimated by critical power curve in Golden Cheetah, which predicts I should be able to maintain 315 watts for 1 hour.

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