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Dilworth USA Crits power/heartrate data and quick report

Tough race today. Still not feeling 100% but happy to survive with no cramps and wrist not as sore as the night before. I started midpack and then stayed there for most of the race, drifting towards the back all too often and then fighting my way back towards the front. The key feature of the course was a tight greater than 90 degree turn at the bottom of the hill to take you back up to the start/finish line near the top of the hill. This is the source of all the power spikes in the data — accelerating out of the corner and up the hill. Kristine got some great video, and I will have those uploaded by the morning. Here’s a video of the finishing sprint:

Dist:       33.66 mi (1:16:01)
Energy:    1116.9 kJ
Cals Burn: 1067.8 kcal
Climbing:    1362 ft
Braking:   -262.4 kJ (-23.5%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  244.9   871  W
Aero        0   94.3   670  W
Rolling     0   48.6    65  W
Gravity  -563    0.4   577  W
Speed     0.0   26.6  35.8  mi/h
Wind      0.0   12.9  33.9  mi/h
Elev      573    607   638  ft
Slope    -6.3   0.00   6.7  %
Caden       4   77.4   111  rpm
HR        120  165.2   178  bpm
NP 333 W; IF 1.111; TSS 156.3
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0055
168 lbs; 5/7/2011 2:41 PM
79 degF; 1013 mbar

2011 Dilworth heartrate data — lower hr average than normal because of the long downhill

2011 Dilworth heartrate data annotated

2011 Dilworth power data annotated — note the power spikes!

And finally, here are my Strava lap times and the link to the Strava ride file: http://app.strava.com/rides/527470

	        MI	FT	MPH	WATTS	HR	TIME
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.4	324	153	0:02:15
Dilworth 	1	37	27.4	464	166	0:02:05
Dilworth 	1	37	27.6	471	167	0:02:04
Dilworth 	1	37	27.4	440	164	0:02:05
Dilworth 	1	37	25.8	348	164	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.3	362	161	0:02:10
Dilworth 	1	37	28.1	445	169	0:02:02
Dilworth 	1	37	27.4	438	166	0:02:05
Dilworth 	1	37	28.8	457	167	0:01:59
Dilworth 	1	37	25.9	393	168	0:02:12
Dilworth 	1	37	27	397	166	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.6	405	169	0:02:04
Dilworth 	1	37	27.2	386	167	0:02:06
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.1	381	166	0:02:11
Dilworth 	1	37	26.8	400	168	0:02:08
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.8	358	165	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27	357	165	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.2	377	167	0:02:06
Dilworth 	1	37	26.8	422	166	0:02:08
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.8	377	169	0:02:03
Dilworth 	1	37	25.8	340	167	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.2	402	167	0:02:06
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.1	360	164	0:02:11
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.8	339	165	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	24.6	299	161	0:02:19
Dilworth 	1	37	24.5	332	156	0:02:20
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.6	356	159	0:02:09
Dilworth 	1	37	25.8	343	158	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27	353	161	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.4	347	164	0:02:15
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.1	344	164	0:02:11
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27	395	168	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.8	397	167	0:02:03
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.2	404	169	0:02:06
Dilworth 	0.9	37	28.5	438	168	0:02:00
Dilworth 	1	37	29.3	475	172	0:01:57

May 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm 1 comment

Spartanburg power/heartrate data and quick race report

Fun, fast course last night in downtown Spartanburg, SC. This was the fifth of seven races of the USA Crits Speedweek. Very smooth race on a short four corner course. The start/finish stretch had a short section of brick cobblestones and a few manhole covers. This was the only part of the course that was rough. Everything else was super smooth, and we flew through 70 laps in 1 hour 15 minutes for an average lap time of just over 1 minute.

I started mid-pack and worked my way towards the front, but got swarmed in turn 3 a couple times and found myself back in mid-pack. Then with about 15 laps to go, UHC and Kenda started to set up the lead-out trains for their sprinters. I was still able to move up and passed people as they came off the front or sat up. By the end, I was able to finish 44th. I was happy to finish because I wasn’t sure if my sore leg was going to cramp up and how my wrist would hold up. Both were fine, and I was happy to get some finishing points for the series.

With no crashes, flat tires, or broken spokes, I was able to record power data on my iBike for the entire race.

Dist:       33.29 mi (1:09:38)
Energy:    1221.2 kJ
Cals Burn: 1167.5 kcal
Climbing:     935 ft
Braking:   -177.6 kJ (-14.5%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  292.3   965  W
Aero        0   45.1   768  W
Rolling     0   52.4    67  W
Speed     0.0   28.7  36.6  mi/h
Wind      0.0   13.2  40.0  mi/h
Caden       0   79.5   113  rpm
HR        122  178.6   187  bpm
NP 309 W; IF 1.029; TSS 122.8
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0055
168 lbs; 5/6/2011 6:49 PM
74 degF; 1013 mbar

Spartanburg heartrate summary

Spartanburg heartrate data annotated. Note the high power average towards the end of the race.

Spartanburg power data annotated. Note the high power average towards the end of the race.

Here are the strava lap times, and here is a link to the complete strava data: http://app.strava.com/rides/524615

	         MI	FT	MPH	WATTS	HR	TIME
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	477	172	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.6	527	173	0:00:58
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	432	173	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	450	172	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	513	175	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	589	179	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	433	180	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	506	180	0:00:59
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	524	181	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	433	181	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	387	177	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	495	180	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	402	181	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	516	182	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	472	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	383	175	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	486	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	414	181	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	505	182	0:00:59
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	459	184	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	464	182	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27	306	178	0:01:08
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	530	179	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	466	182	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	531	183	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	554	184	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	443	181	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	399	178	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	433	175	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	477	174	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	501	177	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	492	178	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	543	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	481	176	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	529	176	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	559	178	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	424	178	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	436	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	505	180	0:00:59
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27	396	177	0:01:08
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	416	179	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	534	180	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.6	13	27.8	431	182	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	477	181	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	450	178	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	481	178	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	524	181	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	25.8	391	178	0:01:11
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	417	178	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	464	178	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27	442	176	0:01:08
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	462	176	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	395	179	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	492	179	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	420	175	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	352	174	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	458	179	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	518	180	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	476	178	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	459	179	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	527	183	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	485	182	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	515	181	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	535	184	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	446	182	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	500	183	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	498	185	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	499	184	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	528	185	0:00:59

May 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

Athens Twilight and Roswell Criterium race reports

Last night when we finally made it back to Birmingham, I couldn’t sleep so I went ahead and analyzed and posted my power and heartrate data. Here are my race reports:

2011 Athens Twilight Summary
Pat Allison and I were the two Tria riders in the race. Pat started at the back of the front group, and I started near the front of the back group, so we ended up starting not too far apart. I was lucky because the guy in front and to the left of me couldn’t clip in which opened up a whole in front of him that allowed me to pass a bunch of people right from the line. I was able to then work my way towards the front by about 20 laps into the race. Pat was just behind me when there was a crash in turn 1. I hit the rider who was on the ground in front of me and flipped up in the air. I came down onto my hand, chin, and knee. I blew out my front tire when I collided with the rider, so I was put back into the race with a new front wheel. Pat also got caught up in the crash. When we got placed back in, Pat went in a lap earlier than me towards the back of the group. I went in a lap later after the mechanics had changed out my flat wheel and gotten my shifters straightened out. They put me back in towards the front 1/3rd of the group. My wrist was really sore, but I was still able to pull up on the handlebars hard enough on the backside hill and fight for position towards the front of the field. I felt great and was always able to pass riders over the top of the backside hill. With 10 laps to go, there was a $100 prime, and as soon as I saw that nobody was sprinting for the prime, I attacked hard up the left side clearing the UHC train just in time to take the prime. I had a lot of momentum, so I went ahead and rolled off the front and stayed away until the top of the hill on the backside of the course. Then I fought hard for position and ended up 26th. Pat used a lot of energy moving back up after getting put back into the race and was still able to fight to finish 47th.

It is so hard to describe the atmosphere surrounding this race, you have to be there and experience it to really appreciate what it is like. With Chad Andrews announcing the race and getting everybody pumped up and over 30,000 people lining the streets, beer gardens, parking decks, hotels, loft windows, bar/restaurant open air second levels all screaming and cheering added to a race that averages 30mph all under the lights, it is easily the biggest adrenaline rush of the entire season. This year’s race was super smooth except for the one crash in turn #1 that unfortunately was just ahead of me. It was definitely the highest average speed for me. My friends Ashley and Stephen from Birmingham (who both graduated from UGA) drove up from Birmingham to watch the race! How cool is that! It was awesome to hear people all the way around the course cheering for me and for my teammate Pat. Thank you everyone!!!! I always tell people that if there is one race of the year to see what fast criterium racing is all about, it would be the Athens Twilight race.

Here are some videos and pics that my wife took:


Just after finishing – evidence of crash – landing on someone else’s chainring


Picture sent to the kids before the race. They loved it! The kids were staying with the Luncefords who have graciously hosted us every year for the past 4 years! The kids and us look forward to Twilight every year to enjoy the weekend together.

2011 Roswell Criterium Summary
This is normally a safe Pro/1/2 race, but this year there were numerous crashes. I was involved in two of them, and also broke a spoke on Turn #4. That meant that I was in the pit three times during the first half of the race. The first crash that I was in could be described as a fender bender with me running into the back end of the crash. I was able to clip out and catch myself before falling. The second crash was in the exact same spot with riders getting tangled up in front of me on the outside of Turn #2. Neither of them went down, but when they tried to untangle themselves one of them swerved right into me and took me straight into the barriers. My bike stopped for a moment, and I kept going forward flipping through the air. As soon as I knew I was ejected off the bike, I tucked up into a ball and fortunately landed partially on the air cushion that was being used as a barrier. My bike then continued on past me as my rear derailleur had gotten tangled up with somebody else’s bike. I had to walk forward to retrieve my bike. My rear derailleur was really bent, so when I made it back to the pit I was able to get a SRAM neutral bike to restart the race. With about 35 minutes left to go in the race, there was a nasty crash towards the top of the backside hill. It was a Tour de France style crash with the peloton bunched up together and riders in the middle getting tangled up and then taking down everyone near them blocking the entire road. The spectators moved the barriers to help the riders in the back (including me) get around, but when we made it back to the start/finish, the race had been neutralized with an ambulance on the course. I was pretty shaken up from my crash earlier in the race and after not being able to move very far up, I drifted towards the back where I proceeded to cramp up with a lap to go and eased up to cross the finish line behind the main field. There was another crash on the last turn in the last lap, but I was so far back I didn’t see what happened. I just saw riders picking themselves up off the ground after it was over.

Here is a video that my wife took early on in the race: (Look how big the field is!!! I guess that might explain why there were so many crashes)

Also, here are couple good pics that Dave Gearhart got of me in the pit at Roswell…


After breaking spoke, mechanic bends derailleur back into place and gives me a new rear wheel.


Mechanic helps push me up the hill back into the peloton. This was painful pulling on the bars with sore wrist. I definitely appreciated the help!!!

Power and heartrate data from Athens and Roswell

Here are my Athens Twilight lap split times from Strava:
http://app.strava.com/rides/496428

Name 		MI 	FT 	MPH 	PW 	HR 	Time 
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	12.3	64	110	0:03:03
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	26.2	371	166	0:01:26
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	454	178	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	433	179	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	510	180	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	31.8	461	177	0:01:11
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	463	177	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	31.3	528	181	0:01:12
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	32.2	511	181	0:01:10
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	429	181	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	440	181	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	27.5	468	183	0:01:22
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	32.2	503	183	0:01:10
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	466	181	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	27.5	395	183	0:01:22
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	472	180	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	389	182	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	457	181	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.9	451	182	0:01:13
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	443	182	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	32.2	476	181	0:01:10
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	470	180	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.8	21	6.2	204	164	0:06:03
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.9	446	179	0:01:18
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	468	180	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.9	470	179	0:01:13
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	473	181	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.9	414	178	0:01:13
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	471	179	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	461	181	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	438	181	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	451	181	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	479	179	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	438	185	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	449	177	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	491	181	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.7	21	29.7	436	180	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	348	175	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	32.2	412	178	0:01:10
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.2	454	178	0:01:20
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	375	173	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	466	173	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	450	176	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	27.5	431	176	0:01:22
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	27.9	363	175	0:01:21
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.1	413	179	0:01:15
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	445	179	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.9	400	176	0:01:18
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.6	368	171	0:01:19
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	383	167	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	27.2	364	168	0:01:23
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	410	173	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.9	367	173	0:01:18
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.6	402	169	0:01:19
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	400	169	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	458	173	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.9	409	175	0:01:13
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	406	174	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	27.5	394	174	0:01:22
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	456	176	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	31.3	417	174	0:01:12
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.9	453	175	0:01:18
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	487	176	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	443	175	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.2	407	176	0:01:20
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.9	413	176	0:01:18
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.6	409	186	0:01:19
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	413	179	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.3	456	178	0:01:17
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	28.6	379	178	0:01:19
Athens (1 lap) 	0.7	21	28.9	408	177	0:01:18
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	29.7	405	177	0:01:16
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	31.3	431	181	0:01:12
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.5	457	183	0:01:14
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	30.9	510	185	0:01:13
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	33.2	545	187	0:01:08
Athens (1 lap) 	0.6	21	2.6	72	137	0:14:16

And here are my Roswell lap split times from Strava:
http://app.strava.com/rides/502567

Name 		MI 	FT 	MPH 	PW 	HR 	Time 
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	26.6	367	155	0:02:05
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.9	429	166	0:01:59
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.7	472	169	0:01:52
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	30.2	470	171	0:01:50
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	13.9	388	166	0:03:59
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.7	448	168	0:01:52
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.7	426	166	0:02:00
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.1	427	170	0:01:54
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.9	463	172	0:01:55
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	13.8	176	151	0:04:01
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27	394	165	0:02:03
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.5	406	167	0:02:01
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	26.6	385	168	0:02:05
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.5	400	171	0:02:01
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.1	420	171	0:01:58
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.4	437	174	0:01:53
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.1	475	172	0:01:54
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.1	411	169	0:01:58
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.9	409	168	0:01:55
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	9.2	197	152	0:06:01
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.7	434	163	0:02:00
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.6	481	172	0:01:56
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.9	448	171	0:01:55
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	12.2	192	153	0:04:33
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	26.6	390	156	0:02:05
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.7	487	169	0:01:52
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	26.8	363	171	0:02:04
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.5	454	171	0:02:01
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.1	432	170	0:01:58
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	28.6	483	169	0:01:56
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	26.6	410	168	0:02:05
Roswell(1 lap) 	1	22	27.5	492	169	0:02:01
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.9	444	171	0:01:59
Roswell(1 lap) 	1	22	29.1	452	168	0:01:54
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.2	419	166	0:02:02
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27	417	168	0:02:03
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.7	463	175	0:02:00
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.1	449	168	0:01:54
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	29.9	514	168	0:01:51
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	27.2	413	165	0:02:02
Roswell(1 lap) 	0.9	22	21.7	208	148	0:02:33

May 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

Athens, Roswell power and lap data

I am too tired to write up my race report tonight, but I wanted to go ahead and upload my power and heartrate data. I’ll be working on a full race report tomorrow!

Athens Twilight heartrate summary

Roswell Criterium heartrate summary

2011 Athens Twilight heartrate data

2011 Roswell Criterium heartrate data

I had crashes in both races that stopped my powermeter from working. In Athens, I had a front flat and the replacement wheel did not have a speed sensor. The speed data that I have for Athens is from my Garmin using the GPS. There was a lot of interference which led to speed spikes in the data. The power data is from my iBike, which won’t work without a speed sensor. Same thing happened in Roswell except this time it was my entire bike that no longer worked, and I had to switch to neutral bike. Luckily, I remembered to take my Garmin off and put it in my jersey pocket for the rest of the race so I could get heartrate and speed data – but no power data.

---------Athens Twilight 2011 ---------
Dist:       11.00 mi (0:24:10)
Energy:     367.4 kJ
Cals Burn:  351.3 kcal
Climbing:     442 ft
Braking:   -115.2 kJ (-31.3%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  253.4  2372  W
Aero        0  125.7  4439  W
Rolling     0   49.9    63  W
Gravity  -948  -72.9   554  W
Speed     0.0   27.3  34.3  mi/h
Wind      0.0   15.0  84.5  mi/h
Elev      438    471   510  ft
Slope   -57.4  -0.80  12.8  %
Caden       4   76.9   105  rpm
HR        124  179.7   187  bpm
NP 318 W; IF 1.058; TSS 45.1
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0055
168 lbs; 4/30/2011 7:28 PM
79 degF; 1013 mbar
-------- Roswell Criterium 2011 ---------
Dist:       17.69 mi (0:40:01)
Energy:     586.7 kJ
Cals Burn:  560.9 kcal
Climbing:     428 ft
Braking:    -95.6 kJ (-16.3%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  244.3  1225  W
Aero        0   64.1  1494  W
Rolling     0   48.5    67  W
Gravity  -531  -35.0   486  W
Speed     0.0   26.5  36.7  mi/h
Wind      0.0   13.0  49.1  mi/h
Elev      819    840   863  ft
Slope    -6.1  -0.39   7.3  %
Caden       0   80.8   117  rpm
HR         84  165.7   177  bpm
NP 294 W; IF 0.981; TSS 64.2
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0055
168 lbs; 5/1/2011 4:45 PM
85 degF; 1013 mbar

2011 Athens Twilight power data

2011 Roswell Criterium power data

Finally, here are the links to the Strava data for both races:

Athens Twilight – http://app.strava.com/rides/496428
Roswell Criterium – http://app.strava.com/rides/502567

May 2, 2011 at 12:28 am 2 comments

Texas Tough USA Crits Finale Race Report

Zoomed in view of the start/finish stretch before the start of the Cat 2/3 race.

Race report
Raced and fought hard to a 30th place finish out of a strong field of about 100 starters. I got caught up in a crash near the middle of the group about 10 laps into the race ultimately skidding to a stop holding onto the original rider who went down – a United Healthcare rider – who had just stood up as other riders squeaked past us. The hardest part of the race was when we were put back in one lap later at the very back of the peloton, which was being led by the entire Hotel San Jose team as they were chasing a six-man break that had gotten away without them because of the crash. About 10 laps later the pace had eased up, and I was able to work my way up to near the front of the group where I stayed for the remainder of the race. In the end, I missed a seven man move that escaped on a $1000 prime lap. One lap later, I moved into position to keep ahead of the “swarm” on the downhill, when Ben Zawacki from Team Ion attacked off the front to chase the group of seven. I had an opening, and so I launched off the side of the group, thinking that if I could reach Ben then perhaps the two of us could make the bridge — but Ben already had a great gap by the time I attacked, and I couldn’t close any so I sat up after the downhill to conserve energy for the finish. In the end I fought hard for position, finishing 18th in the field sprint, which meant 30th for the race with twelve riders off the front.

The course was a nice 4-corner around the American Airlines Center arena in Dallas. The course had a short (but steep) 6% uphill immediately after the start/finish and a longer but more gradual downhill on the back side of the course. The uphill was with a tailwind and the downhill was into a headwind/sidewind blowing from the west on the most exposed part of the course. I got a call-up before the start, and that is the first video posted below my heartrate/power data. Two helicopters were hovering over the course to stream the race for a local news station. Also, there was a giant jumbotron screen for spectators – so it was an exciting race to end my 2010 season – although I am planning on racing the Alabama state time trial (Oct 2) and the Tour de Cullman (Oct 23) for some good fun and training!

Trip details
This race was a crazy trip for Kristine and I as we made the 650 mile drive (one-way) from Birmingham to Dallas on Wednesday after I finished teaching my Wednesday afternoon class. Then Thursday night after the race, we “turned and burned” and drove the 650 miles back to Birmingham to make it back in time for my 9AM Friday class. We were gone for a total of 40 hours, 22 of which was spent driving, about 3 hours of racing and warm-up, a few hours during the day on Thursday hanging out with friends, and only 8 hours of sleeping. We shared the driving on the return trip, spent the night with awesome friends at the Christian missions organization (Mercy Ships) where the two of us met which was on the way to Dallas, and had an all-round great time.

TopoCreator map of our return trip from Dallas back to Birmingham

Texas Tough, Dallas, TX, USA Crits Finale 2010-09-16
Dist:       38.22 mi (1:24:04)
Energy:    1207.3 kJ
Cals Burn: 1154.2 kcal
Climbing:     549 ft
Braking:    -13.9 kJ (-1.2%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  239.4   793  W
Aero        0  112.3   661  W
Rolling     0   36.3    50  W
Gravity  -508    0.5   436  W
Speed     0.0   27.3  37.8  mi/h
Wind      9.1   16.3  31.5  mi/h
Elev      363    375   387  ft
Slope    -4.5   0.01   6.1  %
Caden       0   78.2   115  rpm
HR        128  178.9   192  bpm
NP 271 W; IF 0.979; TSS 134.2
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0039
173 lbs; 9/16/2010 5:56 PM
87 degF; 1012 mbar

Annotated heartrate data corresponding to the graph below …

  1. The race started with a neutral lap – riders inches from the pace car completely surrounding it on both sides, too!
  2. The wreck in Turn #4 ten laps into the race
  3. The hardest part of the race, hanging on and trying to move up with Team Hotel San Jose drove the pace chasing the break
  4. Easier – fighting to stay at the front

2010 Texas Tough USA Crits Finale Heartrate Data

Annotated power data corresponding to the graph below …

  1. The wreck in Turn #4 ten laps into the race
  2. Bridge attempt late in the race (about 6 or 7 laps to go)

2010 Texas Tough USA Crits Finale Power Data

Note the drafting differences (i.e., difference between the white line and the blue line) in the two different parts of the race. In the first red circled area, the pace is super fast and I am just hanging onto the rider in front of me. In the second circle area, you see more places where I am attacking or moving out into the wind to try to continue to move up or maintain position at the front of the race. I love being able to see this data on my iBike, and over time I am hoping it will help me figure out how to better mete out my energy for crits.

Videos from the race – Kristine took these videos on her iPhone.

Call-ups at the Texas Tough Grand Prix

Start of the 2010 Texas Tough Grand Prix

Early lap in the 2010 Texas Tough Grand Prix

Middle lap in the 2010 Texas Tough Grand Prix

The start/finish stretch underneath towering hotels and high-rise condiminiums
Racing in downtown Dallas, TX
Spending the night with friends from Mercy Ships in Van, TX
Eating breakfast at the iconic Dinner Bell restaurant in Van, TX

September 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

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