|My herb garden is growing! Well, just the marjoram so far.|
|AJ and me after Saturday's race|
|(front to back) Katie, AJ, Paula, me mid-race|
|(L to R) Me, Paula, Katie, Shannon, AJ, Jes mid-race|
|This was where I decided to make my move—but it really looks |
like we just couldn't get organized or no one wanted to lead
Besides making sure that AJ and Jes didn't get away, I didn't have to do too much work, so I didn't. I just sat back, plotting when I'd have to make my move in order to win. I made it at the right spot, and I won the race. Woohoo! Definitely thanks to Valerie for the motivation, Will for the coaching (even though I had a workout before and after the race), and Todd for telling me to stand up and sprint because AJ was coming for me at the line!
Stats: 40:18, 15.36 miles (~26 laps), 23 mph, 186 bpm
|Cat 4 start line|
|Cat 4 race (Shelly in the mix)|
|Val and Jess having fun on the podium|
On Sunday, Anna, Parri, Val, Kiki, Todd, and I headed east to ride the Cookeville/Avery Trace road race course. I didn't know anything about it and am glad I went to ride it. It was much more challenging than I'd thought! The day and the company ended up being wonderful, though, so I was happy to get in a good hard 50+ miles! Not that my day ended there, though, as I had to go to the Y and do a workout still (I ended up combining the AM/PM workouts into one since we left early in the morning and I didn't want to have to go out again).
|Sunday team ride/Cookeville Road Race route|
This course is definitely a rolling-to-hilly course, except for up on the rim. However, there, it's pretty windy. The good thing about the course is that when you go up, you pretty immediately come down—so it's very rewarding. It's also long and beautiful.