Sweet! What a great weekend! On a freezing cold, yet beautiful and sunny morning, I raced my ‘cross race without killing myself on the barriers. I found I get off and over them pretty fast. Getting back on is a very different story! After a quick dismount and run over the barriers, I then come to a complete stop and waste 10 seconds fiddling around with my pedals before I take off again. Not very efficient,yet very tri-geekish! That will be fixed by my next race after my 70.3 worlds race this weekend!
I finished third in the women’s B group. Now I wish I would have gone harder. Aside from dinking around the barrier sections, I treated the race more like a warm-up. I then rolled past the finish line without realizing it was the finishat the end—ie-no sprint! I guess one of the guys from the men’s C race broke his collar bone and so the officials were too busy too call our last lap. Of course I was also too dumb to notice (or I’d like to think slightly focused on the course?) that there was a lap counter. Needless to say I am frustrated because it would have been an easy second. Next time ladies, you girls are toast! 🙂 That is another way to say, I have offically caught the cyclocross bug and will have a race face from here on out (of course a smiling one)–Thank you Art and Mr. Ohran.
Matt at the start and Art showing how it’s done on a tight corner
So if you want to find out what I did that night, look no further than www.artoconnor.com and he will tell you all about it.
Now today, other than showing up for bikram yoga an hour early (oops! daylight savings), I had a great day. Yoga, and a fantastic bike ride with the best company there is were the highlights! Oh how I love wearing shorts in 60 degree November weather!