Another barrier broken
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:37 pm [Mood: Happy ] [Currently: Working - doing commentary at ADT\'s Velodrome Championships & g ]
One of my big goals is to get under 4:00 for the 3km, something I wasn't able to do before the accident.
I didn't make it (again) this year,
but the plethora of 4km races at the end of the season presented another, interim goal, breaking 6:00 for the 4km.
Today I was able to drop nearly 8 seconds off my previous best, and finish in 5:56.79
While not putting anybody trying to qualify for elite nats at risk today
(I finished 8th of 8 riders), it was a nice pay off for all the training and hours away from my family this year. It was a very satisfying example that if you put your mind to something, and do the work, results can come your way.
I have one more race this season, and I'm confident I'll be able to go even faster.
It's amazing how complicated a simple race of 12-16 laps can be.
I feel like I'm still learning something with every race.
Thanks for reading.
I hope you reach your goals too
(and have fun doing it).
My best time for the 3K pursuit was 4:00.5. I was fairly satisfied at not breaking 4 minutes as except for that one ride, all my times had been 4:07's about. That was 12 years ago, I doubt I will be able to improve it, so ever break 4 minutes. Good luck to you though!