I know, I know, I said I would never race this again. Not because it isn't a good race. Not because it's a bad location....it is none of these things. In fact, if you haven't done a Rev3 race - you are missing out! They are extraordinarily well run events and everyone working and volunteering are top notch. I love the family/homey feeling of these races. But the reason I swore off Quassy? The race is brutally hard. I mean......really really really hard! Then again, I did flat last year. Twice. And because I was so worried about my tire and not finishing the ride, I "forgot" about nutrition. And I bonked on the run. And then I cried my eyes out at the finish. Not pretty. The location, however, is pretty. It is staged right out of an amusement park (sticking with that family-style approach) and it is greener and hillier than anything you have seen. This year, I WILL ride the roller-coaster after the race (after riding the roller coaster bike course)!
This race is part of my Kona build-up plan. The plan you ask? Well, it is to really challenge myself. Do the hard races. Do a couple of hot races. Embrace every windy training and/or racing day - and boy, there have been lots of them this year! I'm all in and I'm ready for Sunday. My nutrition this year so far has been absolutely solid with First Endurance EFS and Liquid Shots and I expect another good day nutritionally Sunday. Flats? Well I can't control that one but I can make sure that my tires are good to go. Oh, and if you are wondering what bike I'm riding?? Fortunately, Sonja is working Rev3 Quassy this weekend and not racing and so I will be riding her TT bike! Yeah!! And a new bike for me is coming......but more on that next week! But if you would like a hint - take a look at the new sponsor on the right!!!!
So back to the movie errrr work.......More from Connecticut later!