Silver City: Jan 13th
Silver City, NM
Jan 8th – Jan 22nd
Today was pretty crazy. We did ~100 miles with motor pacing in the beginning then intervals up each side of the climb. After coming down the climb we did an uphill team time trial up a crazy 1 hour climb. Jonathan separated us into two different groups- unfair groups. My responsibility was to make sure no one in our group fell off the back, I’d come up beside and give them little pushes to help them keep up. It’s amazing how difficult it is to keep giving little pushes, each time you push its like your brakes come on… its super hard, but each ride like this just gives me more confidence when I get to the races.
We ended up losing, but only by 20 seconds. According to Jonathan we were smoother, & because we had fewer climbers, the 20 second margin meant next to nothing. We road back to the hotel, ate and slept. Dinner’s at 8:00, tomorrow is 6 hours easy. The season is getting closer & closer and I am gaining more and more confidence in my team mates, they’re strong and smart so the racing should be good.