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amcgill66amcgill66 Posts: 59
edited June 2007 in Pro race
I'm doing my first 50TT next Sunday, and am wondering what sort of time I should be targeting? Yhis is my first season of racing, and so far my best times are 26:55 for a 10, and 1:07 for a 25.

Also, how should I pace a 50?

All help appreciated!
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  • Mark.ScpMark.Scp Posts: 514
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by amcgill66</i>

    I'm doing my first 50TT next Sunday, and am wondering what sort of time I should be targeting? Yhis is my first season of racing, and so far my best times are 26:55 for a 10, and 1:07 for a 25.

    Also, how should I pace a 50?

    All help appreciated!
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    Hi,

    i have never done a 25 or 50, but i wud imagine anything under 2:20 based on your times would be respectable.

    Good luck

    Mark

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  • CyclistmCyclistm Posts: 758
    Don't worry about a target time too much for your first. Start slower than you would for a 25, then build up and if you can, finish faster than you started.

    Good luck and don't forget to enjoy it.
  • amcgill66amcgill66 Posts: 59
    Thanks guys,

    all good advice. It's a step into the unknown, but I'm looking forward to it!

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  • ClaireVClaireV Posts: 967
    Which one are you doing? Is it the Oxonian one? I was vaguely thinking about doing that one but have now completely wussed out of doing a 50 mile TT for quite some time to come!
  • amcgill66amcgill66 Posts: 59
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ClaireV</i>

    Which one are you doing? Is it the Oxonian one? I was vaguely thinking about doing that one but have now completely wussed out of doing a 50 mile TT for quite some time to come!
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    Hi Claire, it's the Deeside 50 here in Aberdeen. Our 25 was called off on Tuesday with the rain, so hopefully it'll stay dry!
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  • ClaireVClaireV Posts: 967
    Oh well, I won't miss out on meeting you then! I'm planning on going for a nice civilised long ride instead - seems much more sensible than over two hours of pain on a dual carriageway!
  • amcgill66amcgill66 Posts: 59
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ClaireV</i>

    Oh well, I won't miss out on meeting you then! I'm planning on going for a nice civilised long ride instead - seems much more sensible than over two hours of pain on a dual carriageway!
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    Sounds sensible Claire. Forecast here is heavy rain [xx(]

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  • J2R2J2R2 Posts: 850
    Let us know how you get on - I have set myself a goal of riding a 50 this season and am dreading it to be honest!

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  • amcgill66amcgill66 Posts: 59
    Got the dates wrong [:I]It was a 25 today, the 50's next Sunday (10th June)!

    Still, I managed to take 24 seconds off my PB, so quite pleased.



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