I made a brief reference to this in my race report, but racing today seemed to show me that I really, really dislike criteriums.
To avoid making this long: I raced a criterium today, and was really against continuing it at around the 4th lap. It wasn't how I was physically feeling; I was a bit spent (above AT, but not by that much), but otherwise okay. It was just the fact that I had to go around the course again, and again...and again. One of the big reasons why I like time trials is because of its lack of this, but I'm unsure if this is an initial feeling beginner racers have when first starting out.
I plan to do many more crits when I start going to the nightly series here, but is this a feeling that I should fight, or a feeling that I should live with? I really want to do better in time trials, but considering that there are many more crits than time trials or circuit races (which I also dislike for the same reason), I may have to live with it if I want to really do anything this season.
Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!