Sunday, August 26, 2007
San Ardo - out with a fizzle - yay for the teammies!
Well, we made the whole weekend of going to San Ardo to race with the Tri Flow development team girls. My head wasn't really in the race, but I was looking forward to working with them and helping however I could. Thursday night rolled around, and my throat was scratchy. Then, on Friday night it was more sore. And, I felt like I was run over by a truck (OK, a little Hyperbole). Anyway, I think all the work stress of late had put a chink in my armor.
When I woke up on Saturday, I knew I didn't have a 48 mile race in me. I just didn't. So, I opted to be number-pinner, feed zone volunteer, team cheerleader and all-around gopher.
It was a fun day. We finally met some of our blogger buddies - Dr. Kim, Doc Nitro, Marscat & Ippoc. We also chatted briefly with Alicat and agreed to give her feed on lap 2 as well. We chatted with Flandria and cheered on her hunny when he was in a break in the men's 4 race.
Photo: Lindsay Owns the W4 Final Sprint!
We dutifully did the feeding - took care of the teammies and Alicat and one of the husbands who was racing. Then, we headed up to the finish line to watch the action. First we got to see Marscat come in 5th of the W30+/M55+ combined race. What a stud! Then, the W4 women came in. Lindsay was looking strong and was 3rd wheel coming out of the corner. We were yelling hard for her, and were thrilled to see her take the win! Mason finished a strong 5th. The rest of the girls trickled in. We heard two of them and two others had been involved in a crash. I hope everyone is OK. Just road rash on our two girls. I didn't see Melissa from EMC finish, so she must have been in it. We saw a Dolce Vita with bandages on but looking OK, so she must have been the other.
I crashed on my mom's couch for 2 hours after getting there from the race. Then, I slept 10 hours last night. I'm starting to feel better now. Rest was definitely in order. My goal this week is to try to let stuff roll off my back more and stay relaxed.