5th Overall AG Female- Time- 25:22 / Speed Avg: 23.7mph
It was a bit exhausting just getting there as always. Toddler in tow. Rich out of town. Charlotte 5:00 traffic. Ugh. I think I was probably tired when I arrived just from all of that. Thankful for teammate Jon Bush for helping me calm down and get ready to roll.
I had only ten minutes from the time I got my gear on until I was to start. Not much warm up. I got in two small laps of the short track to warm up. I needed more, but at least it was enough to get the blood circulating.
It was go time before I knew it. As always, I went from 0-23mph in a few seconds. Careful, careful...I kept saying the words to myself. Control, control, control. I eased off a bit. Heart rate high, but manageable. Breathing a-ok. This is good. I felt strong and in control.
Lap one and two- I was still feeling pretty good. I felt that I had some really good power behind the legs and so was mashing the pedals down hard. I absolutely love that feeling. As I started lap three, that is when it happened. The fog...aka IM exhaustion. I could feel it almost swallow me up right there in lap 3.
|Ha! THE FOG caught up with me! (Like my artwork?)|
I think these TT's are the most fun. If you are in the area, def give them a try. This was my third TT ever, and I hope to learn from these and work harder at them next year. I will shoot for the whole series next year as well.