Monday, July 14, 2008

This is going to hurt

I just submitted the entry for my 2nd and 3rd individual cycling time trials: 5 km and 10 km, on Saturday, August 9, at the flat and fast Church Creek Time Trials. They're the Maryland Senior Olympics cycling events.

If I get first or second in my age group at either distance it will qualify me for both of the individual time trials at the National Senior Games at Stanford next year. (I'm already qualified for the 2009 National Senior Games in triathlon by virtue of living in a state that does not offer it in their state games, and having completed two triathlons in 2008).

I've looked online for some sort of compilation of Maryland state time trial records for age group women and have come up short. Any links anyone might have on that would be appreciated!!

In 2007 the National Senior Games medalists in my age group rode the 5K time trial in 8:04 to 8:21, or 22.2 to 23.0 mph.

In 2007 the National Senior Games medalists in my age group rode the 10K time trial in 14:52 to 15:09, or 24.5 to 25.0 mph.

The 2007 Games cycling time trials times seem to be considerably faster than the 2003 and 2005 times. Not sure if that's the caliber of competition or the course.

Whew! I have no idea yet what I can do over those short distances, but I rarely see speeds like 24 mph without a huge tailwind. The really big question mark I have right now is how well I can ride on the day after we return home from a 2-week road trip vacation. I'll just have to do my best and see what happens!

(I've also never found results posted online for the June 14 time trials at the same location, but I was competing against beginners of all ages in that event and got passed by many of them, so I didn't really worry about where I placed!)

2 comments:

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

i'm once again speechless with envy and jealousy. 7 more years...7 more years...

Nancy Toby said...

YOU!? A double ironman? Jealous of ME!??

Well, yeah, it's true, I am older..... MUCH older....