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Distance Stud said 1 week ago

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What is more impressive; a guy breaking 9:00 in the 3k or a guy breaking 60min in cycling for 40k time trial??

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    BestCoach said 1 week ago

    riding a bike is never more impressive than running.
    just ask your balls, they prefer the freedom.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    There are a lot of factors in a 40 k time trial that would factor into your speed. Is it Eddy Merx style or Grame Obree style? Can't really find a 40 k record for cycling, but I am going to use the 1 hr record set by Bradly Wiggins in 2015: of 54.53 km/hr. Lets make a huge assumption that that is the pace they will go to set the record for 40 km. (based on UCI world time trials, the speeds are around 50 to 53 km/hr, but those races usually have hills)
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    The world record for running is 7:20.67 seconds for the 3k by Daniel Komen in 1996
    Calculating the relative percent difference:

    Cycling: 30.7%
    Running 20.3%

    Therefore based on just difference in times, the 3 k under 9:00 is closer to the record than cycling under 1 hr for 40 km. And I agree that running under 9:00 is harder than cycling under 1 hr (depending on gear, time trial vs eddy merx, humidity, wind direction, terrain, indoors vs outdoors, surface etc...)
    Hope this helps

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Breaking 60 min for a 40km/h time trial

    Not sure how much experience you have with cycling, but I used to be a triathlete, and averaging 40km/h for 1 hour is much more difficult than 3min/km for 9 min

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    lol said 1 week ago

    Quoting: BestCoach
    "riding a bike is never more impressive than running.
    just ask your balls, they prefer the freedom."


    tell that to my split short chafe

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    R Charette said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Anonymous
    "Breaking 60 min for a 40km/h time trial

    Not sure how much experience you have with cycling, but I used to be a triathlete, and averaging 40km/h for 1 hour is much more difficult than 3min/km for 9 min"



    It really depends on the individual. Breaking 9:00 for 3 km was much easier for me (14 yrs old and less than 3 months of running), but I have friends that started out as runners that never broke 9:00, but easily broke an hour for 40 km when they started riding.

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    The Cyclist said 1 week ago

    Haven't you all watched the Breaking 1 documentary? It's clearly the 40km TT. When there's a Nike Breaking 9 event, I'll reconsider my stance.

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    Lobster said 1 week ago

    My only comment: cyclists tend to carry more muscle than distance runners, for whatever that means. In Europe cyclists have the status of rock stars. Again, who cares ?

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    Distance Stud said 1 week ago

    What does it take for me to break 60min for a 40k time trial? I'm an aerobic work horse, and thrive on laying out the Watts, and I have a running background. I'm a "bigger boned" dude

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Distance Stud
    "What does it take for me to break 60min for a 40k time trial? I'm an aerobic work horse, and thrive on laying out the Watts, and I have a running background. I'm a "bigger boned" dude"


    Spend more time training and less time managing your Trackie accounts.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Distance Stud
    "What does it take for me to break 60min for a 40k time trial? I'm an aerobic work horse, and thrive on laying out the Watts, and I have a running background. I'm a "bigger boned" dude"


    How much money you got?
    I heard $$ buys speed in cycling. Full TT equipment should make any sub 9 min 3 k guy break 60 for 40 km if you have all the gear.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    I heard posting on Trackie and asking for others opinions of your goals makes you more likely to achieve them.

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    Distance Stud said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Anonymous
    "How much money you got?
    I heard $$ buys speed in cycling. Full TT equipment should make any sub 9 min 3 k guy break 60 for 40 km if you have all the gear."

    Not enough to buy a good tt bike hahaha. That's bull shit though, gear helps but it's is all about your FTP, and your aerobic engine

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    Distance Stud said 1 week ago

    How much of a disadvantage is it for me to be a "climbing specialist" at my weight of 215lb?? Is it possible for me to still be a good climber and compete with the 150 pounders?

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Distance Stud
    "How much of a disadvantage is it for me to be a "climbing specialist" at my weight of 215lb?? Is it possible for me to still be a good climber and compete with the 150 pounders?"

    Buddy, quit fixating on your body metrics and asking people on the internet what they do and don't think you can do.

    Go have fun and figure out for yourself what your athletic limits are!

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Distance Stud
    "Not enough to buy a good tt bike hahaha. That's bull shit though, gear helps but it's is all about your FTP, and your aerobic engine"


    Did you shave your legs? That takes at least 40 sec off a 1 hr tt.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Distance Stud
    "How much of a disadvantage is it for me to be a "climbing specialist" at my weight of 215lb?? Is it possible for me to still be a good climber and compete with the 150 pounders?"


    What type of a question is that? You can't break 60 for a tt but think you compete with pure climbing specialist? Nope
    But if you don't have a tt bike convert it. go out and get a 600 cc front tire.
    Please send photos.

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