Archive for December 4th, 2011

I tried to quiet my nerves on the start line and put out of my mind everything I’d heard people say about not wanting to ride in crits for fear of crashing and destroying themselves / their good kit / their nice bike. Less likely to crash if you’re relaxed anyways.

I entered C-grade on Neil’s recommendation. The atmosphere around the SKCC race is very warm – warmer and friendlier than most MTB races, and better run.

Once rolling the race was good. There were a few surges early on, and I tested my legs to bridge to an early (and hopeless) break. Everything is tight and predictable so long as you look through and hold your line in the corners, you just need to keep an eye on the wheels around you and don’t half-wheel anyone. On a lot of turns the bunch took a tighter line than necessary, and for most of the race it was easy enough to stay wide through the turns, carry more speed and be on the gas smoother and earlier than most of the field. Maybe I’m missing something.

I wasted some energy helping to bring back an attack at the three laps to go call and sucked wheel all through the second to last lap, crossing the line into the final trip ’round in fourth position. I poured everything I had into the pedals approaching the last corner but I was poorly positioned and the an angry, strung-out bunch rolled over the top of me. I doubt if I would have been in the top 10, but I had big fat gobs of fun.

Fee and Claire came down to watch. Claire cheered until she got bored with the endless lapping and made a little friend on the grass.

A+++ would race again.

33.9 (44 including the ride down)
31 m
51:45 (race only)


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December 2011
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On the bike

CrossFit benchmarks

100 Burpees: 11:07 10:32
50 Burpees: 4:24
Angie: 30:47 (60 pull-ups only)
Annie: ---
Cindy: 13 rounds
Dianne: 39:07 (scaled)
Elizabeth: 24:47 (scaled)
Fight Gone Bad (3 rounds): 311
Filthy Fifty: 31:16
Fran: 10:31
Grace (35 kg): 4:25
Hangover Cure: 8 rounds
Helen: 11:10
Jeremy: 13:33
Kelly: 36:09
Linda (scaled): 1:17:04
Michael: 32:30
Murph: 54:17
Nancy: 17:30 (scaled to 35 kg)
Nate: 7 rounds (scaled)
Nicole: 3 rounds, 19 pullups

Row 1k: 3:26.3
Row 2k: 7:15.4
Row 500m: 1:35.7
Run 5k: 24:05 (Feb 17)

Weightlifting PBs

Bench Press: ---
Clean: 70kg
Jerk: 70kg
Press: 52.5kg
Snatch: 47.5kg+
Squat (back): 102.5kg
Squat (front): 85kg (x2)
Deadlift: 130kg
CrossFit Total: 623


3RM OHS: 55kg
3RM Front squat: 82.5kg (x5)
3RM Back squat: 90kg
3RM Deadlift: 130kg
5RM Press: 45kg
5RM Front squat: 82.5kg
5RM Back squat: 90kg
5RM Deadlift: 120
20RM Back squat: 65kg