On the course on Sunday… It was almost the same feel to the course, but the downhills we did yesterday, they were punchy, steep hills today and they required a little more traction, so I rode my mud tires today despite no mud out there. There were just some traction issues out there.
On tire choice… I rode the FMB SuperMuds. They were pretty nice. I thought they were perfect, I was able to rip the downhills and get a lot of momentum on the sections after the descents.
On the MTB-ness of the course… I think that comes from having to handle your bike a little bit more. You had to do a little bike driving, which I prefer.
On the season… It’s gone well so far. Two weeks ago in Providence, I was feeling on the up but also ready for a break. The time was perfect, I took a rest week before I did a seven day intensive yoga teacher training, which I’m just coming off of. This weekend I feel like I’ve been doing yoga two hours a day for the last eight days. I feel zen! I love everybody… but none of my muscles are really working. I feel like it took a little extra effort to get things feeling sharp today and yesterday.
On what’s next… I’m back in yoga school next weekend, two weekends a month and two weekends a month of racing. I’ll do the Cincy3 next and then the Iowa race. Then I’m home for Baystate in MA, then SSCXWC in Philly, then Belgium. Then a week home for Nationals. Given that I’m taking a laid back approach and traveling less, it’s still really full.
On the SSCXWC tattoo… I definitely would! That’s the point of winning, I think. I think you get shortcuts if you drink during the race, which I don’t do, so I’m going to have to go fast… I think the key to more fun is less gears.
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