I should be doing about a million things other than this, but Dave Towle made me feel guilty for my infrequent updates.
The races this weekend hopefully weren't the highpoint of my season. Saturday was just awful. The course was muck, and evidently I don't know how to ride in it. Better figure that out before December. On top of that I just couldn't get myself to go. I pulled the plug, which I hate to do, but I didn't break the derailleur off my bike, like half the people there, but I did end up with a DNF instead of a LAST.
Sunday was better, but not by a lot. I felt better on the bike, even got into that suffering zone where it feels OK to suffer for a while. The last 20 minutes of the race I kinda let things slip away from me. The course was awesome though, pretty tough, but awesome. I wish I could've had a little better race there, especially with it being the last race before the UCI race at the reservoir (which I think I just got registered for).
I've decided to make a few adjustments to my training, so hopefully we'll see the results start to move in the right direction before Providence. After all that mud, I know that running is something that I should've been working on for quite some time.
Well, I'll leave you with a few things I've learned lately.
#1 You can always find something that you HAVE to do RIGHT NOW, when you have a history book to read.
#2 Race announcers really do make or break a race (do I still have to pay you if I compliment you on here?)
#3 Think twice about buying the dimpled ZIPP wheels if you're running a compact crank with a 27t cassette.
#4 There is a reason you can't find instructions to rebuild a shimano STI shifter.
#5 You can't watch just one episode of The Office.
#6 I can mess up my apartment faster than I can clean it.
#7 That's all for now, maybe more tomorrow?
#8 I had to say goodbye to Miss January, she had ahold of my mind for so long now.