Monday, October 10, 2011


SCX race #2 at Fort Steilacoom and it was my turn to host the bugs that have been going around. Knew I was getting sick at the beginning of the week so was prepared to feel crappy during the race.  I was slow to start and I watched 6 gals shoot off in front of me. One of whom was my team mate Kristi, so I was happy for her to be finally where she belongs.  I knew I had no real high end capacity and it took me a few laps to warm up, but it turned out that my legs were still pretty strong and they made up for the shortfall in my lung capacity. I could grind up the short climbs and then recover on the fast descents.

I eventually caught up to Kristi, enjoyed a brief respite on her wheel, and hoped we could finally be in a position to work together. Alas it was not to be as Kristi was fading, but being the ever supportive team mate encouraged me to to keep going. She knew we weren't so far off the leaders and thought I stood a chance of catching them. I wasn't so savvy as to our relative position, so just took this as her just being positive and encouraging. Turns out I was only 20ish seconds back on 3rd place, and although I don't think I could have made up the gap, I certainly wasn't sucking as much as I thought I was, so was pretty happy with my 4th place finish.

Now for that struggle between resting to get well, but not losing fitness due to lack of training......

1 comment:

diet diva said...

So pleased you did better than you thought, wish I could have been there to cheer you on.