Both days were interesting as this is my first year racing as a cat 2. Saturday we had 16 in the open field and i finished 13th. Today i think we had 13 and i finished 11th. I think the two behind me didn't finish.
The results are bad but realistic, im not discouraged. I had a lot of fun both days and it was great to be racing again. i forgot what it was like to compete. Of course i'm not doing much competing in the open category but you have to start somewhere.
My fitness should only go up from here so it's going to be a fun year. Hopefully i learn how to suffer because thats really what it's going to take.
It was a great weekend and the team did an awesome job putting on the event. Seeing all the familiar faces just reinforced what i was feeling... It's cross season.
I lost contact with everyone after about two minutes but towards the end of the race i passed two guys. Besides that it was me trying to self motivate since the race was so far in front of me.
I felt surprisingly good considering the hard effort from the day before (another sign that bodes well for future races) and i think i held in with the pack a bit longer, but i honestly dont remember that much. I am however aware of how many guys from the 3's race finished ahead of me. Yesterday it was 4 and today if might of been 5. It's slightly emberrasing, but only slightly. At the end of the day were all just people and sometimes were up and sometimes were down. I'm going to keep working hard to go up.
Notice to everyone: I've mentioned this to a few but to make it official... i'll buy a beer for anyone who is a 3 and finished ahead of me in a race where they start you guys behind us. This beer will be delivered upon my terms. So it may take a few years, but i'm good for it.
It's only been two races but i'm almost up to a 12 pack.
Bring it on!