Sunday, February 13, 2011
Time waits for no man
I had made it through day one narrowly avoiding crashes and in fear for my life. My confidence was at an all time low when I began warming up for the individual time trial stage.
Helpfully, a couple of friends had joked that I was in for a kicking by some talented juniors. I focused on preparing as best I could.
Remembering at the National 10TT a year before, my coach Guy Andrews had kept me moving right up to the start, I stayed on the turbo as long as I could. Arriving on the line with little time to spare, I quickly found my rhythm and threw myself into the race.
The ride felt good: up hill and against a headwind are the sort of challenges my rowing background seems to favour. I knew I had gone as well as I could.