I was pretty psyched going in. Until that is my pre-ride and warm-up, which left me winded and wanting to lie down and rest. But hey, better than last week when I couldn't even manage a warm-up. I would stay positive!
With that positive attitude, and not fearing the sandy section, I had a good start and 1st couple of laps, maintaining 3rd place, but on a climb on the back of the course, I lost me time every go-around. So frustrating to enjoy a course, but be let down by my cardio capacity, which seemed to be stuck in 2nd gear. I revved the engine but it sputtered and failed.
There was one silver lining to today though - team mate Kristy had a well deserved 2nd place, showing her prowess over the 'roadies' as the courses get more technical. Nice job Kristy!