I'm headed down for my 2nd annual flogging.
It's a .6 mile four corner criterium with about 7 feet of elevation gain. The climbing is brutal.
Anyone else in?
Yeah, a lot of other guys (who apparently work it out better with their SO) do the weekend by staying somewhere in the middle.
That's money for a room, gas, and time away from the family. I don't see it happening. Especially if I don't even stand much of a chance to win. Masters racing hasn't paid off yet.
Slight possibility now.
The only downside would be gone all weekend: Saturday 6am - Sunday 9pm.
Looking better that I may go.
Heck, free racing for me if I do. Free room. Free travel.
Just a lot of time away from my family.
So, should I do the Masters 1/2/3/4 and Cat3/4 races or the Pro1/2/3 and Cat 3/4 races if I go?
I would do all three but the Masters is right before the Pro race. I don't think I could recover enough to do 40 mins then 1:10 mins within 5 mins of each other.
My source is our team manager. He needs help that day and is willing to make it worth our while.
I may do the masters then the 3/4 race. If we have more than us two going then our team will probably do the masters race together. We usually do.
Hope all goes well with you there. Look for me. I may be there.
all system a go!
10/28 in the 5, DNF in the 4/5. It was very, very hot. I was very, very hot. How hot? I forgot to bring my ANT+ rectal thermometer so I'm not exactly sure but I was dying. Interestingly enough, after reviewing the Ptap data, the races weren't that different. I think I was just cooked by the 2nd one. Should have brought my HR strap though.
5's = 208A/232N for 25min.
4/5 = 199A/228N for 17min.
Yes, twas hot.
Masters 30+ race: Opened the legs, won a prime, stayed with it, finished.
-- 5 minutes later --
Pro/1/2/3 race: Hung on, less active, finished
-- 2 hours later --
Cat 3/4 race: Very active, tried to get breaks going, almost got clipped during a $60 prime, drug the field back for some friends in the field, cracked, finished.
Did you ever know that you're my hero...
I forgot to mention that my ploy to distract my arch rival, wanders, failed. He picked me up, racked my bike, filled my tires w/ air, bought me Gatorade, and still beat me in both races. Arghhhhh.
Just "applied" for my 5>4 upgrade. I expect wanders to do the same.
Lat night my gf asked me what my goal is with all this. I had no answer.