Ok....that was what you call "One of those days"!!!
The race in Ojai was a very odd and interesting one. Unfortunately, the event lost it's NRC status for women, which meant we lost the majority of the initial set prize money, as well as the "points" that go along with many team's seasonal goal of earning a high ranking. All of that was a bit of a bummer, and in and of itself as an entirely different topic for discussion.....
As for me and my little one person report -- I decided to race Ojai for various reasons (mainly because I haven't raced much at all yet this season!!....but also because I planned to stay up in the area overnight and get on with work in Santa Barbara the following morning.).
Anyway, about the race...I have to say, the high temperatures really made for a miserable day on the bike for me, and everyone else no doubt!....but I absolutely fell apart in the heat! I was completely knocked out of my own head early on in the race, and all I really did was pedal around, watch my watch to see how many more minutes I had to ride, and wonder why I was putting myself through the torture! Guess that happens sometimes. Of course I knew everyone was suffering with the heat, so I just kept thinking I would come around....but it in the end it was just wishful thinking and I ultimately resigned myself to "just finish" as the goal of the day...
It took about four hours before the post race headache went away.
...should have spent at the beach with my brother :)
see you all at Sea Otter.