Had a blast today at the La Sportiva Eldora 10k. I thought I felt very good during my warm-up but once the gun went off I was flat as a pancake. I didn't start to feel loose until mile ~3 and my breathing relaxed and my legs felt OK, I had zero turnover though and just felt slow. One thing is for sure, I suck at technical descents! A kid named Shiloh (sp?) was yo-yoing in front of me the whole race. He would put a huge gap on me on the descents and then I would reel him in on the climbs. The same went for Bill Fanselow, who despite not being even remotely fit, is a tough dude to beat! Scary to think when he does get fit! Bill took a wrong turn and lost a lot of momentum, otherwise he would have caught 3rd place. As it was- Andy Ames was 7th? Bernie Boettcher was 6th. Bill was 5th. I was 4th. Shiloh was 3rd. Simon Gutierrez was 2nd. And a fast as crap dude from Pennsylvania was first, something Byrne. My descending was horrid, I was cautious enough that the race didn't crush me. We'll see tomorrow when I time trial 22 miles.
Updated Sunday... Here are the results