Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sugar. . ah honey honey

Sugarhouse crit. Well what can I say but #$%@!! I felt this was one I could do well at. I thought I had done every thing right, food, sleep, a good warm up. Who knows? I was feeling great for most of the race. Hanging on fine with the pack, chasing any surges then suddenly with four laps to go it was like a switch flipped. Suddenly I had no energy. I thought for sure I had a flat on my rear tire. I caught a teammate and she assured me that my tire was fine. I was just powerless. I spun my way in for a disappointing 11th.

So I think what it comes down to is that my fitness is just not where it needs to be. I pushed hard this week working on intervals at lactate. I took Friday off but maybe it just wasn't enough recovery. But I'll just keep plugging away. I'll keep trying to balance two kids, two jobs, school, training and racing. I know there is more in me. Watch out world. . . you haven't seen the best of me yet!


Sam Moore said...

Remember to take gu's and etc. during the event. "Inervits" are some of the quickest energy supliments.

Downhilldiva said...

I did a gel right before the start. I didn't even think about doing one during. After all it was only a 35 minute race! I should have at least an hour stored in my liver and muscles. Now I'm blaming it on PMS :)