I have a “C” race coming up. Racing Cat D and in my 3rd year of racing. I was 245lbs during this race last year and I am now 229lbs. I really suffered last year and I was pulled from the race as I was lapped by the leader. My fitness seems 100% better this year, the loss in weight helps but the training is helping even more. I really suffer on the back end of the course towards the finish line. Hills are not my thing, Flats and Power is my thing.
Here is a link to the one I did last year, it was also pouring down rain. https://www.trainerroad.com/career/jeffactive/rides/53495504-amp-supercrit-last-place-
What should I do to improve my placing? Give it everything on the straight away and flatter sections and let up on the hilly portions or should I give the hills hell and let up on the straights?
Just wanted to also note the power you see here is from a PowerCal HRPM so expect a 20% variance in actual power output. I do not trust it but this was before I had a real PM.