Thursday, May 3, 2007

30 Mile Pizza Ride

First ride for me this week. Work and house have taken over. Stayed with the front group, legs and lungs felt good. 4th in the final sprint, sat back and waited this time to come from the back. Avg speed 20.6 mph. Met Dana and Joe at the start but they stopped at the Mountain. The group is getting bigger as it gets warmer and people are getting their riding form back.

Notes from the Roswell Crit - dropped after 20 minutes. The avg speed was 25 mph, slower than the Florida crit, and my avg hr was 185, lower than the Florida crit as well. Which means I was not ready to race. I have a laundry list of excuses but my lesson learned is you have to be 100% ready if your going to race. Diet, legs, mentally, a good warm-up and focus on the race. The Roswell crit was also kind of a disorganized disaster - access, parking, announcing, the works. It all needed some help. Road racing organizers could learn a few lessons from a USAT race.

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