Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Gearing up for CYCLO-CROSS
The first couple of races were a disaster in my opinion. Nothing clicked from my pre-race routine to the power in my legs. But the last two thankfully went decisively better. I even started to feel like a racer again, like i was part of the race instead of watching it happen around me.
There are a couple more road races to do before my first cross in Neerpelt, Belgium. It is the first UCI race of the season for women so i expect most of the big gals to attend. I may not be in cyclo-cross race shape (which i find to be completely different from road race shape) by this first one but at least I will have an idea of my starting point moving forward.
Even so, no matter the result, I expect it should be a lot of fun; not just the racing but the early season socializing!! It has been many months since I have seen most of the folks. I'd bake cookies and hold a party for the first race but I'm trying to refrain from counting myself out before the race begins. Knowing me, if i bake cookies, I'd eat about thirty cookies as my pre-race meal. Sometimes i wish I sucked at baking...sometimes.
Stay tuned for details and photos from the weekend now that both Jonas and I now have cameras.
As always, thanks so much for reading!