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Inside Tri Show - Helen Murray EPISODE 41, 26th August 2020
Behind the Scenes: National 100m TT Championships

Behind the Scenes: National 100m TT Championships

We take you behind the scenes at the 2020 National 100m TT Championships. What does it take to ride at 25mph for nearly 4 hours? How do you plan your nutrition for a century ride? How does the time trial scene compare to the triathlon scene? And what happens when you don't have to run a marathon off the bike?

You'll hear:

06:06 From female winner, BMC Vifit pro triathlon team member Katrina Matthews

08:16 Why Katrina felt 'absolutely rubbish' the day before the race

11:05 Kat's previous TT experience... "I hadn't done one on the road before"

17:00 My coach suggested we do a run off the bike but I don't think I physically could have done and if you do push that hard on the bike, you are going to compromise your run.

20:51 Kona qualifier and Norseman finisher Paul Burton speaking to us on his camping chair after the race

21:30 "I know from my Ironman days, if you overcook a 5-6 hour ride by 5 or 10 watts at the start, then the second half is a losing battle clinging on"

24:35 "In the last ten minutes I wasn't in complete control of myself and when you are on the rivet it's so hard"

31:19 2019 Ironman Age Group World Champion Ruth Astle who is in her first year as a professional triathlete

32:00 Having not raced all year, I really struggled mentally and struggled to keep my head in the game.

33:28 I don't think I'll be signing up for another 100m time trial in a hurry

37:00 I've enjoyed just training but I find it hard to push when I don't have a race to prepare for

40:05 The struggle of being a first year pro and trying to establish herself when there is no racing.

45:15 4 x Ironman champion Laura Siddall talks about her debut 100m time trial

47:50 The nutritional needs for a 100m TT

50:46 "It will be a good learning experience it's just disappointing when you don't do what you hope."

52:14 "The way I felt about the bike, I thought screw all you lot who are on the floor, let's go and run a marathon"

54:38 "It was bizarre that the pre-race night feeling came back so quickly"

01:00:34 What it takes to be the support crew on a 100m TT. "It's hard work!"

Find out more about this week's guests

Katrina Matthews website and Instagram

Paul Burton instagram

Ruth Astle website and Instagram

Laura Siddall website and Instagram

Cycling Time Trials website and National 100m TT Championship results

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