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5 minutes faster!!!

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by ito, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Did a timed run up one of the major local climbs yesterday afternoon. It was a solo effort, but I managed a time 5 minutes faster than the time I clocked a week before my last race(in June). 42:30 down to 37:30 over a 7.5 mile climb with 2,140ft of climbing.

    I'm pretty sure I could have gone faster as my speed always increases when I'm chasing someone. But ya, 5 minutes faster over the course of a few months. The crazy part is I have been focusing all my efforts on the flats and long distance. I thought I might have lost some time, but I just got faster :D

    Nationals(XC), here I come!

    The Ito
     

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  2. indieboy

    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    that's awesome man. just keep pumpin on it and sooner you'll be seeing like 8-10 minute decreases :)
     
  3. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    eeek!

    The local cat 1's and 2's do this climb in about 30 minutes....if I had a 10 minute decrease I'd be accused of doping....not that I won't be trying for an 8 minute drop in time.

    The Ito
     
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    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    you never know man
     
  5. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I started climbing up my hill which is a 4 mile ride from work to home and I have made a 6-8 min decrease in time. It is an insanely steep grade and on my XC bike. It’s possible. You just have to push your body and it eventually gets easier.
     
  6. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I wish I could say the same thing... my triumphs are pretty small these days. Congrats to you though - :thumb:
     
  7. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    Good Job!. That's one heck of a gain.
     
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