The 4/5 race was good, I had a front row starting position which is crucial in a field over 100 riders. The plan was to try and secure the remaining point I needed for my Cat 3 upgrade and after settling into the top four after the first prologue lap, I knew that it would be a good day. After lap 1 I was battling it out in the top two but we were gradually being caught from behind by the ultimate winner, who came up at the start of the last lap. With another race directly after, I sat in 3rd, secured the points and tried to save a bit of energy, I'm not sure if I had the speed for the win on the day anyway.
|The running helps..........|
The Master's race was fun (and longer). I started towards the back of the field (70th out of 110) but got a good start and obviously knew the course well from the previous race. It was a matter of picking people off and moving up the field. The goal for this race was to crack the top 25 which would give me some series points and importantly a better start position in futures races to end the season. I ended up in 22nd....mission accomplished in both races! Now at season's end I can upgrade to Cat 3.
|Coming out of the mist|
So we are coming to the end of the first base build of the winter season and it's gone well so far. How well? To date it could be the biggest swim and run month of the year, which just goes to show how structured I have been this month (and how inconsistent 2013 has been).
Total: 97 Miles / 8 hours 51 minutes
Swim: 3,350 yards / ~1.9 miles / 1 hours 03 minutes
Bike: 65 miles / 4 hours 06 minutesRun: 30 miles / 3 hours 41 minutes