Sunday, February 15, 2009

First Post-crash group event. Myrtle Beach Metric Century Timed Ride

After a lousy first day back on the bike two days ago (Friday), today went much better (Sunday). Did the Myrtle Beach Metric Century (part of the Marathon weekend) with a group from Greenville. And although not a race, it is a timed ride with with a well-designed finish line and more. Plus, there were about 20 strong guys going for the fastest time.

I wanted to test my legs (and ribs and head!) and did. At just past the 42 mile point after a three-man break came back I attacked immediately and opened a nice gap that just grew and grew!

Finished about five minutes up on the group in 2:45 total for about 64 miles! Here's the power data for those interested:

Duration: 2:42:45 (2:44:54)
Work: 2410 kJ
TSS: 198.3 (intensity factor 0.855)
Norm Power: 265
Distance: 61.61 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 906 247 watts
Cadence: 29 252 97 rpm
Speed: 0 34.7 22.7 mph

Duration: 1:01:06

Work: 1034 kJ
TSS: 88.5 (intensity factor 0.932)
Norm Power: 289
Distance: 22.918 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 906 282 watts
Cadence: 29 135 98 rpm
Speed: 0 30.2 22.5 mph

Coach Jim

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