SOMETIMES I'M JRA, MAKING AN EFFORT TO KEEP THE HR LOW AND MY MIND WANDERS... I start thinking of the next race or next time I'll be in over my head on a group ride or maybe even reliving an unpleasant experience and bam!
...my heart rate shoots up 10-20 beats a minute...
way out of my zone
But, nothing is like the start line of an actual race. Road isn't too bad, a crit is a little worse, but an honest XC race is unbelievable. My heart rate will be 120+ bpm, and I'm doing nothing. Trying to act cool, like no big deal.
... Just in my head?
taking me out of the zone...