Sunday, March 15, 2009

Retreat!

After yesterday's 3+ hours in the saddle through the cold and wet, I was too wrecked to race today. But I had to drive to San Antonio with the team, pick up and pin on my race number and warm-up to discover that. Geez I wanted to race so bad. But it was unwise and so I simply observed and cheered, which, actually, was quite fun. And I got to watch my category race from outside the peloton, which was also educational. My coach gently chided me for not covering my knees in the cold and I'm noticing a general lack of preventative measures on my part. 2009, then, will be the year I protect my time and money investment in cycling with proper dress, stretching, diet, sleep and, yes, massages.