It’s here! It’s here! The first time trial of the year. The race was scheduled for last Tuesday but it got rained out and rescheduled for this week. My expectation going into this time trial was to get a new base line and to have a little bit of a dip from last season. At this point I’m trying not to make lofty goals; just hitting PRs no matter how big or small. I’m excited to see what this season brings. (more…)
The tri season is over and coach said to be a normal person. She said go have unstructured fun. Ok, so now what? An incredible season is over and I don’t HAVE to workout or do anything I don’t want to. I’ve taken my dog for some off leash walks next to the river (we usually run on leash instead) and I maintained swimming because it’s easy to show up to. I decided to try out this cyclocross thing. My parents have been volunteering at them for years (my mom makes some bomb breakfast burritos for cross!) so I’ve poked around and watched friends do a few. So far I’ve hit the park 3 times prior to race day; just enough to have an ounce of confidence but not enough to have any idea what I’m actually doing. I borrowed an entry level mountain bike to get started. It’s heavy but the trade off is stability.
This race is very laid back with a late morning start at 10am. It was nice getting to sleep in even while staying 45 minutes away. This race is oriented around UC San Diego’s collegiate team kick off so you can expect all the participants to be young 20 somethings and some family/friends. I’ve never felt “old” at a race before but at 26 I definitely felt old, but that’s ok! (more…)