Jeff Cup was a thirty mile road race held in the beautiful countryside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
My teammate, Tina, and I got to the race site early, registered, talked to our other teammates, and warmed up a bit.
There were twenty-three other women in my field, and I recognized quite a few of the women from previous races. We exchanged pleasantries, and finally it was time for us to start racing.
My people, I started off strong and felt good, but eventually, that hilly course completely wore me out. However, I was determined to finish, and I did.
Here are a few of my takeaways from this race:
- I need to work on cadence.
- I need to ride hills over and over again.
- I will master the art of riding hills at race pace.
My people, I am looking forward to seeing how my second race season unfolds.
I hope that you did something today that totally got you out of your comfort zone and challenged you.