I am going to write this tonight because today was just a baseline. That's all it was. One data point.
Yesterday we had a Lactic Threshold ramp test. What is that you ask? Our bikes were hooked up to a computrainer - a torture device that adjusts the tension on your bike to "make" you pedal a certain power. We started at 100 watts and every three minutes we were increased by 25 watts. I had no idea what expect. I ended up pulling off a good result. I got up to 225 watts for about a minute and some change.
Today was not so surprising. We had a 15k time trial. It's mostly flat with some rollers. I was started second (we were in reverse order of expected speed - slowest goes first). I finished last. It was disheartening to be passed by every member of my team.