Wow, today is a real “glimpse” of the life I would love to lead full-time. Wake-up. Chill. Eat. Hit the computer for a bit. Stretch. Chill. Get ready to ride. Ride. Eat. Chill. Eat. Sleep. Not bad.
Of course my day hasn’t been exactly like this – I’m currently taking a little break from work. This is the beauty of a telecommute job – my office is everywhere.
But really, not much happening. We’re going to Argyle Park this afternoon to check out the course. My plan is to get five laps in. This will involve sessioning various sections until I’m comfortable with them and some “hot” laps to open the legs and take key sections at speed. I’ve promised myself and coach Steve that I won’t spend “too” much time on the course.
Tonight will be very relaxed. Write the race plan. Prepare food for Saturday. Get race bag ready. Read. Relax. Nothing special. Typical night before the race stuff to do. Got word from Robbie O that there is an Sbucks nearby – so I anticipate a quick trip there to get some chai.
I’m feeling good. Head is on straight. No nerves. No crazy brain. Just stoked to race. Totally appreciative that I can be here and race. This is thanks to my sponsors. Thanks for all the support and encouragement – means a lot when you’re trying to live the dream and reach a big goal.
Looking ahead to Belgium, I’ve started contacting race organizers to get added to start lists for races. Every once in a while I open my Belgian race schedule to review and I get goose bumps – so stoked to be going back. (I haven’t updated my race calendar with my full European calendar yet – I’ll do this soon.)
Okay, I’m out. Have a good one. Best of luck to everyone in Ottawa racing in Almonte on Sunday. Race hard – this means more pumpkin pie!
I’ll post later tonight with some course impressions.