Saturday, July 7, 2012

Why do I keep doing this? Stony Creek Marathon

This will be short and sweet, like the racing I prefer. But its that time of year again. Where I regret doing this little race at Stony Creek. This year it was hotter, and I finished it in one of the worst times ever. 4:30 mins for the 50 mile course. The legs felt great all the way through and I never even cramped. But my neck, hands, back, bottom of feet, and ass were screaming. On a positive note, the CX plan has began. And this was the first week for it. For the first time since I have been racing, I took off 3 solid weeks of training leading to this week. And it showed for the race, but I am really fresh for my real season in the coming months. Before I go, there were some great rides today in what is always one of the toughest mountain bike races in the state so here are some of my favorites.

Mark Parmelee - 1st Elite - This is awesome. He beat some big boys, and racing in the heat for a long time is not his strength.
Alex Gonzalez - 3rd place - Best Expert finish to date. And putting TSB on the podium! Way to go!
Brad Lako - 5th place - So far Brad is 5 for 5 in the USAC series for Podium trips! Hell Yeah!
Shawn Schaffert - 4th - Great to see you riding well again.
Don Cameron - 1st - What can I say. DC is un-stoppable!
Kevin Kahl - Well you didn't get on the podium. But you are well on your way! You had a great ride and should be happy with your progress to date.
Aryn Pongratz - No podium for you either. But dude. You kicked ass today. It is all coming back and coming back well for you.

See you all at Bloomer....


JMAK said...

Way to stick it out and finish. I can't wait for fall. See you out there.

BrAdLaKo said...

You know the drill....