After my break through 4th place finish last week I seem to be a marked woman going into this race.
Reasons being marked sucks
I had a power test yesterday, which (to be explained at another time) wrecks your legs completely.
Several girls will not be there today that I was using for pacing last week.
Several friends are coming out, hopefully I don’t crash in front of them!
Things to Debate for the next two hours
Do I wear the same Twin Six kit?
Should I ride home after the race or hail a ride?
How many snickers should I eat to make this race a success?
Your first of a season are always nerve wracking. First group ride. First wreck. First long ride and so on. First are scary for the unknown and for the stress you put on yourself.
Tomorrow is my first race of 2013. The first race of the Charlotte Winter Short Track Series. A training race if you could call it that. A 45 minute interval set in the middle of a 3 hour ride. Riding to the course, pre-ride, race, and then another hour of riding after.
I can tell you now that I’m nervous, but in a healthy “I can’t wait to get my adrenaline pumping” kind of way. This afternoon, after I drive home from Chattanooga/Atlanta, I’ll be swapping out a front tire and riding down to the course to preview. From there I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, I don’t know where my legs stand against the girls that will show up and in a hyper focused way – I’m not too worried. This short track series holds so meaning to me and I’m super stoked to be able to race all 5 Sundays of the series!