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Friday, March 20, 2009

U of Delaware race weekend

Tomorrow (Saturday) morning we are heading down to Delaware for the road race. After my last two weekends of criterium fails, I hope I can use the Road Race to redeem my dignity. Road races, everyone usually starts off slower, so if I warm up for 30 minutes prior to starting I should do fine for the first half of the course.

About 17 miles long, It should take me no more than 1:10 to finish. Looking at the elevation chart at http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/de/newark/421157963389 it seems pretty easy with flats/rolling terrains the first 6.5 miles, before the first of three "climbs" prior to a flat/sprint finish. I'm going to try to keep with any leading or lead chase pack. This way, by the time the climb comes, I can just keep my pace similar to those around me, and if I get dropped I can use the valleys in between the climbs to catch up. If all goes well, I hope to finish strong.

I am pretty sure I am not racing Sunday, due to something I need to do at school if I can't get someone else to cover for it. I will do my post-race report tomorrow evening, and let you know then if I'm racing Sunday or not. Sunday is an Individual TT and Criterium, so I won't be disappointed if I don't go.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Best of luck. Find a good wheel and follow it.