Lesson from this Sunday's Cyclo-X race: Puking (even just a little bit...) while racing slows you down.
After a good start, and actually riding comfortably in the top 15 the first 2 laps, my stomach decided to crawl up & try to strangle my brain for making it race in the cold, windy morning. nothing like the taste of bile in the morning to get you going Yum.
Frustrating. Finally see a glimpse of my earlier season form, and am riding well, only to have a thing like eating something that did not "agree" with me kick me right back to the middle of the pack. Was a reasonably fun course, almost completely non-technical except for the BMX track, which was kind of a hoot. Only wish they would have turned off the wind blowing off the lake. Coldest I've been "warming up" ever.
Bar-Cam video from the Beer-Drinking-Dads-League (with the barfing and gagging sounds edited out for your protection....)
Cyclo-X - SM35+ Cat 4 Barcam from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
Couple of weeks left to redeem my "meh-ness". Hope my revised "program" will get me back to a bit better form to end the season on a bit higher note. The glimpse of that better form yesterday was at least encouraging.