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Had a sort of epiphany last night. I tried to really limit my effort to nearly lolly-gagging pace. I came to an interesting conclusion:

When I maintain a slower steadier pace on the flats it allowed me to maintain a steadier and relatively (relative to how I usually perform on hills) quicker pace on hills/rises in the road. This is a stark contrast to my old style of riding - Hammer the flats, suffer on the hills/rises in the road. Also, at the end of my ride, my average speed was not all that different when compared to my hammer/suffer technique. When I got home, I didn't feel completely gassed, but still felt like I had worked.

Who knew?!?!

This is going to be a good year.
 

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Diphthong
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Racers need to train themselves to slow down at times. Sounds like you found that out already. Do it more often.
 

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I think that perhaps that's the hardest thing to learn.
 

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Kram said:
I think that perhaps that's the hardest thing to learn.
A lot of my miles are on an MUT. Some days it takes all of my will power to not chase down everyone I see in front of me. :D
 
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