TT training advice please
Hi All, I'm after advice please, this is my second year of regular cycling and I plan on doing my first TT's this year, I've done no specific training up until now, just riding my bike as often as I can and I enjoy putting the effort in. Today I rode a 3 lap course that I had planned to use regularly to track my (hoped for) improvement. It's a cracking bit of road for it, usually quiet for traffic, a few roundabouts in the middle and a roundabout at each end, the thing I didn't know was that it's pretty much 2% downhill all of one way and then turn around and go back up, I thought 3 laps was 10 miles but it's a little under that at 9.6 (all according to my Garmin). Would a downhill/uphill lap like that give an unrealistic fast/slow time? I ended up doing the 3rd lap quickest by taking it a little easy downhill and saving some energy for the uphill. I thought next time I'd take it really easy going down and knock myself out going up and see what happens. Anyone got any tips on how to make the most of this road? It sounds good for some sort of training but I'm new to having an actual plan.