Madison Criterium – Tour of Americas Dairyland

June 26, 2011 Masters 123

I signed up to do the full http://www.tourofamericasdairyland.com/ in the Masters 123.  This week has been a lot of fun!  It has been a long time since I have raced this much (Thanks Love!).  I ended up 7th overall in my age group so I was pretty happy.  It is clear that I need to work on my sprinting for next year.

The capital course in Madison was the place I did my first crit about 21 years ago at the badger state games.  I have raced this course many times of the last years so I know how it usually ends up….a sprint.  I have had luck in the past attacking just before the last lap, and this was my plan.  I gave it a go but was caught by a 9 guys after the last corner.  I was suffering to turn over the cranks for that last 100 yards.

Again, I used the data screen setup from http://www.biketelemetry.com.  I did not turn off the sound so you will need to turn down your volume.

Give 20-30 secs to queue up.

Below is the powerfile.






Madison:

 





Duration:           1:11:32

 





Work:                1074 kJ
Norm Power:    315
Distance:          31.547 mi

Min
Max
Avg
Power:
0
1355
250
watts
Heart Rate:
94
168
147
bpm
Cadence:
33
186
89
rpm
Speed:
0
34.5
26.4
mph






I also included my peak 30 and 1 min max for this race because of the last lap attack.  I needed to be able to hold this just 2o seconds longer….

 






Peak 30s (797 watts):

Min
Max
Avg
Power:
431
1355
797
watts
Heart Rate:
155
167
161
bpm
Cadence:
80
106
94
rpm
Speed:
24.2
33.1
28.6
mph






Peak 1min (600 watts):

 

Min
Max
Avg
Power:
0
1355
600
watts
Heart Rate:
155
168
164
bpm
Cadence:
67
109
94
rpm
Speed:
24.2
33.1
29.9
mph

 

Ride Hard

Steve