MY PLAN WAS PRETTY SIMPLE THIS MORNING... push it, push it, push it. I was tapered from last week, other than Saturday's leg busting effort at SBRR. I have 3 weeks till the next big race, this week's gotta be a humdinger.
It's a selfish plan.
I say that because we get to the start warmed up and ready to broil - it's 45 minutes with 1000' of elevation on the way over. We made really good time today, which surprised me because it seemed easy. As soon as 6:30 hit, it was haulin' A', like DK. We had 4 guys off for the first 10 minutes. The remnants caught us. It slowed, and we pushed it again. About 1/3 of the group was bye-bye.
The A-Loop was somewhat tame. Still, the ponies were jumpy and anxious. They eased just a little on the pinnacle, so I pushed it. Pushed it good enough to crest first (Sean mighta let up?).
We kept it together down the DMZ to the bike trail. As soon as we hit the trail, I pushed it. OTF for about 10ish minutes. Got the gap up to 23 seconds, per MikeyG. The herd of ponies galloped right on by on The Wall. But, I kept pushing.
We almost caught the remnants of the leaders, only because we kept pushing it. Pushed down the canyon, and kept on pushing up the Corkscrew. Mission accomplished. I'm smoked.
IT EXPIRES 1/31/18, USE IT.