This week was extremely difficult for me. We did reverse pace lines during the warmup lap and my first sprint to the front of the pace line pretty much killed me. I was at 101% of my heart rate by the time I got to the front of the line. My second sprint during the warmup was up the hill on Ballantyne Road and I just bonked halfway through the pack. After that I couldn’t even hang on to the peloton. I finally caught up with the peloton as Mike had everyone stop at the start/finish line before the start of the first lap, but everyone had taken off as soon as I stopped.
So I did the best I could and just kept pedaling. I thought I was going to get reattached to the peloton on turn #2 on lap two, but when I rounded the corner they were just gone!
I had had a rough afternoon earlier in the day. That mood carried over to the race and ultimately got the best of me. I don’t know how many laps I did. I am thinking not many as my Garmin only read 10.14 miles. I can’t remember if I turned it on before the warmup lap or not.
The good news out of the whole race was that my good friend Tyler finally came out to try racing. He loved it and will getting his USA Cycling license and joining the GVCC this weeked.