Sunday, October 13, 2013

Providence and beyond

Since the last post I went to a few cross races, one of them being the biggest, baddest race I've ever been to. Mark and I loaded up the Sprinter van and made the trek to the Providence Cyclocross Festival. Providence RI is a long way to go for a race but it was one of the best races I've ever been to. It wasn't just just one part of the race but the crowd, the course, expo, food, and so much more makes this a race that's worth the drive. I wish I had pictures but as ususal I was just too busy to see much more than our tent and the pit. That's ok, we had good results with Katie getting 3rd and 2nd in her return to racing, Mark was 3rd and 1st, and I was 8th and 5th. Matt and Issac both rode to top 20 places after starting way back in the field. It was all good until the drive home, it was smooth sailing but 22 hrs in the car is a long trip.

That brings me to this week. After another less than stellar training week I decided to do the Cross out Cancer race. I'm sticking with the plan that my coach has cooked up to save my knee. We decided that racing the shorter Masters race is easier on my knee so I'm doing that race and then riding 1-2 hrs after the race. So far its worked out, my knee is feeling pretty good. Today's race went ok, I won the the Masters 45+ race but more importantly I had a good training weekend.

So I have 2 more weeks of training before the next road trip. Time to get on it.

Ellen won close to home

Katie got a big one in Boulder

Bright future for this kid