first race

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

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wheelbuilder
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by wheelbuilder

The field will be way faster than you think it will be. That I can assure you. Good luck and have fun!

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

How was the race? My first race I got my ass handed to me on a platter! It was very humbling and gave me some good incentive to work harder at gaining some fitness.
Pain is my friend!

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eforce123
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by eforce123

when is the race? how did it go? Give some pointers to someone who hasn't raced, like myself

Timmy269
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by Timmy269

Hello I was 10th of the 66 riders. I ended 4th in the second group, 50 seconds behind the first group. Not bad 7riders in front of me are 10years younger as me en 2 of them are older but raced more. Not bad for a guy like me at 42 years old en a little bit overweight :D
6 rounds from the end, 3 riders took a jump and I was the 4th rider. To bad they didn't go further with the action and the peleton came back.
3rouds from the end, 6 riders took a jump and the guy in front of me couldn't take the wheel and the gap was to big for me, so I decided to not go after them in my own and stayed in the 2 group.
it was a race of 43km and 175 heightmeters.
My normalized power in the race was 297watts and IF 1,139 with a average heart rate of 166 and a max of 179bpm.

Friday I'm gonna race again. It is a parcours with 560 heightmeters at 53km, not my thing with my 85 kg but I give it a try and see where I and up.

jorryt
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by jorryt

Solid effort mate!

Timmy269
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by Timmy269

Thx. In the store I have seen 3action Guarana speed on top supplement.

Is it usefull to drink one before the race start?

Timmy269
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by Timmy269

Anyone tried it?

jorryt
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by jorryt

It's personal preference. In theorie it should help but nog all persons stomach react to well to it.

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zebragonzo
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by zebragonzo

Good effort on a first race!

Hopefully you'll start to work out what food and preparation strategies work for you - everyone has their own ones!
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emcardle
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by emcardle

Your ftp is more than likely set too low.

lucksun
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by lucksun

How do I eat to do that?

eforce123
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by eforce123

We need an update

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