I knew it was going to be tough. IT's been a terrible winter so training hasn't been so great. I get sick 2 weeks before the race and was off the bike for a week solid. My teammates told me it was going to be fast from the start but if I could hang on for a few laps things would settle down some.
I'm thinking to myself, I've seen crits on tv and they don't look like they're going that hard. Only when attacking and at the finish. I figured if I could find a wheel to hold on to I'd be ok.
Race starts and they're wide open from the whistle. 2 laps and I'm off the back. Then I get lapped by the three leaders. Couple laps later the entire field. Man I suck. I thought my heart was going to explode the entire time.
Oh well, next crit and rr is in 3 weeks. I guess I'll put in 2 hard weeks of intervals and taper the last week before the race. I cant throw in the towel this early.