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Update: Power data uploaded and as suspected my power numbers are down significantly for the day. Average power 160w versus typically 190 for hilly rides. All critical power numbers are down. Its official. I was ill.

Bit of a mixed bag really. Really happy with the time since I was under the weather, crap preparation and really crap nutrition strategy on the day. These are just excuses though since its my responsibility to get these things right. Looking through the results I came 394th of 632 riders. 315 riders broke 8 hours this year compared to 200 last year, so the conditions were good.

Weather on the day was awesome with the only real rain kicking in as I finished the Wrynose descent. I on the other hand was appallingly underpowered on the day, struggled to get over 250w with a high HR. We camped the night before and I got little sleep and caught a chest infection which left me a little short of breath. Kicked off early and forgot (!) to have breakfast. What a Wally.

All things being equal though it was a great day and although I maybe could do better I've got to be happy with the time. I walked over Hardknott and Wrynose which was a real disappointment but I just didn't have anything left and couldn't do it.

On a positive note the descents of Honister, Hardknott and Wrynose were much less terrifying braking on the drops, I almost kept up with my compatriots - I even allowed myself a bit of speed!

Here's the data, cadence sensor was on the blink.

Power data

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