First the details:
Weight: 183 (scary light)
Riding in the rain Saturday: Looking forward to it.
Showed up to DC's Thursday night World Championships (Everybody else gets one, I feel like we should get one too...I'm going to make the title stick) at Hains Point with the rest of the guys. It ended up being more of a R1V group ride as it seemed like we were everywhere. We talked strategy for a while about Saturday. Esmonde was dishing out advice on the course, where to go, where to hold back, and how to maximize the chances of a great finish. It's going to be a blast of a race. Cliff, Scott, Joel, Brandon, and Myself are all riding pretty well right now...well enough to be in the thick of it during the whole race. We'll see how it goes.
Legs didn't really feel good till about 40 miles into the ride yesterday...weird. Everything felt tight and too forced. Getting up to speed didn't feel as natural as it has in days past. Miles 41 through 52 felt good though. The top end speed was there, even though the accelleration isn't quite where I'd like it to be. I don't think I'll ever be one of those guys that can get up to speed in blink of an eye...more of a go early and hold on.
I'm really looking forward to watching how the 4 race plays out tomorrow. We have 11 of 35 registered...with some serious fire power. It's going to hurt. :)
Good luck to all. Race season starts tomorrow!!!