nickobec wrote:After a solitary 4th lap struggling to make 200 watts, I got it to 210 watts when Travis caught me on the back straight on the 5th lap, I tucked into his wheel, until the climb where I could not match his pace, got dropped. In hindsight I should of made more of an effort to stay on his wheel, but my lungs were burning and I was struggling badly.
i reckon the thing to do there is to ease off the pace when you can see you're about to be caught, so that you have enough in reserve to lift your pace and cling on. in my experience (not great), lifting your pace can be tougher than holding it. good effort though.