The Tour of St.Louis Delmarvolous crit was a good race for me. It was the first flat crit for me this year as a Cat 3. I really wanted to pull a top ten and prove to myself that was capable of doing so.
The course was pretty flat and a perfect rectangle. It was kinda windy but it never really seemed to help or hurt us anywhere out there. There were only about 40 racers which is kind of a small group but it was still enough to make you have to watch your position.
As the race got going the tempo seemed to be in the mid 20's which I was fine with. The pace didn't bother me but the sprint out of every corner is something my legs are not use to yet this year. I stayed in the middle of the peleton for most the race trying to stay protected from any wind gusts.
About the midway point I reached down for my sports drink and remembered that I didn't bring any... I ran out three days earlier! It was pretty hot out this day with the highs near 90. This was also something my body was quite used to so that sports drink would have been very help full. So dealing with the heat and not being able to replenish the sodium I was loosing during the race I could feel that I was started to get a little tired and the hint of a cramp was poking in my calf.
I sat in the entire race and when it came to the sprint finish the best I could do was 21st. I wasn't happy with this but wasn't that bothered really either. I know I will do better soon because my legs are just starting to get rolling.
That's it... nothing funny, just a quick recap.
What a year!
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