Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Darn, hard course again. I certainly don't take pictures well in these conditions. Still in the back half of the back half. I think that my training pretty much sucked this year to make the crossover. I had no muscle tensioning or power training at all this year. Just rolling MTB stuff. I should have dropped the pounds too, racing a good 8 pounds over what I should be right now and it shows. I reckon next year will be the ticket since we have the new look coming out. Next year starts now. I suppose I will continue to climb up in the ranks in the "b's. But guys like Billh and Boz, KJones (absent), Mark Haslet, Rich, Reese, Meitz, Dodd, Mortimer...they all have game, hell they used to make up the "b" race a few years back.
I did have decent-er race than last week. It was good to see Brian Adams from GORC (Dogfish kit), he is one baddass on the MTB and I am certain that he was suffering from the same thing. In cross there is simply no recovery, you have to hammer the entire time, below maximum heart rate. Going over means it's too late. For the first couple of races during the season, that is what happens. He and I went back and forth for most the race until I pooped less than he and I got a gap on him. Scott Mortimer, that sonabitch, he popped early and recovered with super juice to pass me on the second to last lap, he looked real good. I like mixing it up with Scott in both MTB and cross. I am a little worried now, I think he knows how his system works. I think he could be really good at this. Boz was getting reeled in a bit towards the end. I didn't have enough to get up to him for a sprint finish, we were both ready to get off the course. He rode a good race, trying to get Murphy in sight, which I never did past lap 3.
Nope, I still got some work to do. Looking forward to a good training ride today and on Wed. with Kaspar. I am thinking things will start heading forward after this weeks race...or not.