I've recently noticed an issue I have getting warmed up.
Yesterday a did a couple of laps around Sherwood Pines. I cycled 2 miles to get there and then did 2 fast laps. The first lap really hurt and I felt like I had no energy. The second was about 2 mins quicker, but it didn't hurt and I actually enjoyed it.
The same happened at a recent race,after the first lap I was ready to die, but the 2nd was good fun, the 3rd I felt ok, but like my legs had been sapped of energy, although I know I could easily cope with the distance.
Would a Heart Rate Monitor help control my effort on the first lap? However I do find in races I go backwards a t first and then make places up as the race goes on.
At nearly 40 I'm not looking to be the fastest in races etc, but this is actually really putting me off the idea of doing more races...