3.28.2010

all singletrack all the time

My plan this weekend was to get a lot of road miles in. To be perfectly honest I'm sort of dreading the WORS season. Cat 1. Ouch. I'm not interested in what place I take really, but at the same time I want to represent the Cat 1 category well. Ya know? Personally I don't think I'm a Cat 1 racer- skills yes, fitness, no, and I've told this story before, but I don't feel right staying in Cat 2. I don't know why I dread it so much, I mean I just have to ride my bike, right?
It's hard to explain how I feel about all this, but I know there are plenty of girls who have made the jump for whatever reason and know exactly what I'm talking about.
Anyway, I didn't help my cause any by spending these past two days in the dirt. I just can't help it. And this is why I will never be a decent Cat 1 racer. When it comes right down to it I just don't have the drive to "train". The couple races I did that last lap was a total and complete painful suffer fest- and the courses weren't that difficult as far as climbing, etc. If I want to not dread WORS so much I have to sacrifice and do rides I don't prefer. It's the end of March and I have maybe one ride over 30 miles. I struggle with all this really.
I don't care to make time to train, but I still want to race and not suffer too horribly. Yes I want it all. But whatever, I rode singletrack in March TWO DAYS IN A ROW! And none of what I cried about really matters, once May 2nd comes (or tomorrow) I won't care about any of this. I'll just do what I do.

6 comments:

madisongrrl said...

Ha. I'm a Cat 1 racer with fitness (some of the time) and little skill (most of the time). Trade you.

spicyride said...

We should like merge into one being on race days, that sounds way creepy though.

mtbvegan said...

I so know what you're talking about!

T mon T said...

hey spicy, FWIW - MK never got inside the sport field top five ever, and just did elite/cat 1 cuz, as you say, it just seemed like the thing to do. she's a kid, and rides when she likes, where she likes. this year - not at all, really - as she is busy living her academic dream. she rides her goofy drop bar bikes, and whatever happens happens. s'cool. she don' care. fun is what needs representin. :)

T mon T said...

in fact - probably just to spite me - don E decided to not even count her in the elite field anymore eliminating even the possibiltyof a podium finish in front of cat 1 she beat - something he had never done before - and essentially dismissing her racing entirely. she didn't care.

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