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Sunday, July 24, 2011

2006 to 2011 Chasing fractions of a second

Since the summer of 2006, I have spent the past five years chasing fractions of a second after getting back into the sport of track cycling. What started out as a personal goal of getting fit after being hospitalized for two weeks in the fall of 2005, ended up becoming an expensive obsession.

Below are the best times I was able to achieve since then.

-8/30/2009 - 200 Meter = 12.57 seconds (52x13=108" gear) at Kissena

-5/1/2011 -  400 Meter = 32.20 seconds (48x16=81" gear) at Kissena

-8/21/2010 - 1000 meter = 1:17.45 (50x14=96'' gear) at TTown

-8/28/2010 - 1000 meter = 1:20.59 (48x14=92" gear) at Kissena

-6/28/2009 - 1600 meter = 2:15.51 (50x15=90" gear) at Kissena

With diminishing motivation, chasing just a few seconds or fractions of a second has become time consuming and expensive without any real returns on investment. I guess the law of diminishing returns has kicked in.

There are cheaper ways I can now use to stay fit without the stress of competition.

6/29/2011 - Stopped competing.

4 comments:

ScottD said...

Ummm, it's July, not April 1

Cycling isn't even in the top5!

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Luke said...

I understand. What's your new fitness plan?

kissenatrackracing@gmail.com said...

Lift weights.

Luke said...

Try Crossfit. Not cheap, but cheaper than cycling.