I would love to say I had a great race. I would love to say I shot some really cool videos with the helmet cam. I would love to say we got some great photos this weekend. I would love to say all of these thing but I can't.
The week leading up to the race I felt my allergies start to act up and my head fill with congeston. When this happens I don't have all the symptoms you normally hear about like runny nose, itchy watery eyes, and sore throat. No, I feel a certain level of anxiety and loss of coordination. My motor skills feel really off and I tend to get really quiet.
I fought it the entire week leading up to the race but everything I tried seemed to be little help. I knew my symptoms were going to really affect my performance during the race and they did. Through out the whole first lap I felt as if my head was in a fog and I was having trouble focusing on my line. After I finished my first lap I pulled into the pits and began the process of talking myself into calling it a day. Needless to say I never went back out and I choose instead to enjoy the company of Melinda just chilling in our campsite for the rest of the race.
During my first and only lap while my head was not in the game the rest of my body felt good. My back did not scream at me but it did complain a bit so I guess more core work is in store for me as well as a trip to see an allergist.
Yes it was a poor performance on my part but sometimes that's the way these things go, but I will be back to race another day.