a Mythical Beast
with no disrespect to Wahner, Piscitello, Gray, Featherman, or Smith. as mighty foes they are, and to do well against them, would being doing excellent, but...
I dream of beating a Goliath, besting in a cross race, Tilford.
at the end of Nationals, enjoying that shower beer, I felt good, grand.
I felt, what could I do better, what do I need to work on.
My confidence had grown. I just don't want to race cross well, I want to do my best.
My faults; running, the remounts on off camber/downhills, muscle strength.
It's taken me a long time, I took two easy months in the gym before I'd add weight. working on form, the build up, to not get hurt when I added the stress of weights.
and It's taken me even longer to build up the running, a few months now,,,,,, and today, my first longer run outside, a bit of trails, chilly damp day, a bit of mud. I'm slow, and content.
I thought of my form, how my feet were striking the ground,
I thought about Steve Tilford, how, I think, his injuries, how maybe it's a flaw, if any he has as a cx racer, it'd would be his run.
I hope to have better legs by the fall, to be ready to f'n put it to 'em if it's a muddy one.
To hop off the bike, pick it up, and frickn Go like Gump.
I love training, the day dreaming, the learning, the imagination.
excellent weather today, Cheers to CX! dlowe