|Ron, handing me a bottle after his hard crash/DNF. (Photo by Jennifer Sears)|
In the end, I was happy I'd finished. Though I'd wanted to personally best the past years' times and experiences there, I had to accept I just didn't have it yesterday. It's tempting to give up on those harder days, but I really believe it's more important to push through and give it my all just as I would on a good day. I'm not sure what happened yesterday and how pinpoint why I'd felt great during the warm up and not so during the race, but these days happen and it'll fuel the fire for my next race.
As a side note, I couldn't be more proud of my incredible teammates who each had a great race! I've viewed it as such a privilege to line up and race with such strong, accomplished women this season and look forward to many races ahead.
|Women's Pro/Cat 1 Podium (Photo by Jennifer Sears)|
Next up, nationals in Sun Valley, Idaho!