|Jes and me on the back stretch|
It's hot outside!
|112* on the highway...110* in the city...|
this is crazy!
This heat is what we had to race in today.
|Race course, I think. It might be a little off.|
Lee came out to the P/1/2/3 race to support me, and I was grateful she was there. Only 8 of us were in the race: Liz, Jes, Pam, Lee, and Robin (Cat 2s); and me, Katie, and AJ (Cat 3s).
|Liz, Pam, AJ, Jes, me, Robin, and Katie |
(Lee is in there somewhere too)
We all stayed together throughout the first part of the 35 minutes, until about 7 to go there was a crash in the 2nd turn and Katie and AJ went down. Robin was behind them and wasn't able to catch back on right away, so Lee, Pam, Liz, Jes, and I continued.
|Working with Lee – or making Lee work :-)|
Katie ended up getting back on her bike and trying to catch up, so in those last few laps I went from trying to win the race to aiming to keep Katie from catching back up. That meant I finished 4th overall, but it also meant that I won the 3s race and became the 2012 TN State Crit champion! Woohoo!