Odd race for me today. At the end I hurt more than I have in any of the races this year, but during points of the race, I thought that I could go faster (but I couldn't). Then when reviewing heart rate info, I was pleased about several of the laps and yet others were wimpy.
I placed 3rd in the Cat 1 Masters category and I think 10th or 11th overall. I did match my 1st lap goal of 32min, but lap two dropped too far in time. Lap3 was much better, 4 was ok and 5 sucked. I haven't seen the full results yet, but I think that I came within 3-5min of a few that I was marking. Everyone was hurting, it was hot and humid.
Congrats to Rick on the Cat2 open win. Has to be his best race yet. Also congrats to Jed, I heard a story of a two singlespeeder sprinting (uphill) for 2nd in the Cat1 race. Apparently they locked bars and both fell over. It turned into a running race for the finish. If this is true, I hope someone has video, sounds great!
I saw lots of photographers on the course, if someone knows of links to photos, let me know.
Congrat ST on another strong finish. Racing in conditions like that has to really tough. The only tip I can offer...try some baby blue lycra shorts when the weather is that hot.
Good race yesterday Tom. I think that course just happens to suit my abilities and I felt good on the bike despite the heat where it seemed a lot of others were suffering pretty good.
Sounds like you did pretty good for your age. You really need to watch that heart rate. I heard your family has heart problems!!!
Keep up the good work.
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