January 2, 2012
I thought I was doing pretty well with my training but I sure didn't get things right last weekend in Chicago. At least I know what NOT to do before Nationals coming up in a few days. I was pretty far off on Saturday and knew it 3o seconds into the race. I have been a bit inconsistent this year and haven't been able to get it right on the first day of racing yet so I tried to mimic what I will do this coming weekend for a warmup - I will not be doing it so I did come away with that I guess. I rode by myself pretty slow for about 40 minutes and didn't care much after I knew I didn't have it. I considered stopping after 2 laps but I thought I should at least spend a little time out on the cross bike on a course if nothing else. I hadn't planned on racing Sunday and after leaving Saturday I was glad I had made that decision since I don't really have time to rebuild two bikes right now.
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