I’ve been feeling good these days as a result of I’ve been doing effectively in my age group on some native Strava Koms. However earlier than my head will get too huge I assumed I’d put issues in perspective. To start with, these are all flat routes so don’t actually deserve the title “king of the mountains”. King of the flats, or KOFs, perhaps?
Second, I wished to see how my instances evaluate towards elite athletes in my age group. So I appeared up the instances in nationwide time trials, placed on by the National Senior Games Association within the US, with comparable teams retaining us ageing athletes challenged around the globe. As of 2019, the 10K record within the 70-74 age group was a time of 14:00 minutes, which is a mean of about 26.6 mph. If I work actually arduous at it, I can get my common a bit above 20 mph. That might make me a champion within the 90-94 age group (for which the report is 21:57, or about 17 mph). So to be an elite athlete I’d must get loads quicker now, or not decelerate any for the following 20 years. I nonetheless really feel fairly good about doing decently in my native space in my age group. However my hat is off to all of the actually quick older women and men on the market.
I feel probably the most astonishing report I got here throughout was 80 yr outdated Guiseppe Marioni’s 80-84 hour report. He went 24.24 miles in an hour on a velodrome.
Guiseppi owns Cycles Marinoni in Montreal, Quebec. I’d love to go to Montreal and pay his store a go to.
I’ve competed within the native Bay Space Senior Video games previously in each the 5K and 10K time trials. So studying up on these data gave me the concept it might be good to have native 5K and 10K segments on Strava. A lot of the native time trial segments are level to level, sadly. It’s higher to have an out and again or loop course so the wind doesn’t think about. So I mapped out a 5K and a 10K route in San Martin, the little city to the south of us. The roads there are supreme as a result of they type grid and are flippantly trafficked. Right here is the 5K route:
And right here is the 10K. I couldn’t give you a easy loop that was precisely 10K so I did an out and again with a loop for a tail:
I’ll strive the 5K out on our subsequent sunny day (thursday) and the 10K within the close to future.
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