Saturday, April 20, 2013

And then this one time...

Weird. Awkward. Strange. I can't believe I'm here again.  These were all the thoughts going through my head on day 1 of Track Camp.  Yes, that's right--Track Camp.

It had been 5 years since I had been on the track. Since then, I've sold all my track stuff, and had a bad attitude toward everything track related. Yet, here I was- again. A USAC Team Pursuit camp. Just like before.

Though unlike before, I didn't feel any need to prove anything. I didn't care if I had the worst split times or got dropped in the team pursuit efforts. I was there to train, and to get faster-- period.
I am so lucky NOW teammie Beth was part of the camp too. Like everything NOW, we had a good time. We rode to and from the hotel to the track (the only ones who did this--everyone else was a bunch of slackers), we practiced bike handling skills, we laughed, we did "body maintenance" together (Travel Roller, stretch, lacrosse ball rolling, Foundation), and we drank wine together.

I have to admit, my favorite part of Track Camp was the road ride.

Though not my normal travel buddies, I had a good time with Colleen, Cari, Lauren, and Beth Bikes. Here's a Charlotte tip-- when needing a restaurant, head to Ilios Noche for dinner. Yummy!!!!

I'm thankful to USAC and to Ben Sharp for providing me this training opportunity. I still have no aspirations to be a "trackie" (especially how my crotch and body feel after only going in circles to the left (thank you Dr. Andy at Peak Sports Chiro in Boulder for fixing me yesterday!), but it was really good training-- and I avoided the snow and winter weather that was happening at home.

Thank you Beth for hanging out with me, giving me advice, and putting up with my Day 4 (and into Day 5) bad attitude.

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