After about seven months of focused training, this weekend is the first of several tests of whether the training has made a difference--and what difference it has made. This weekend the Frisco Superdrome hosts the 2017 Track Masters Regional Championships and I will be riding the 500, the 2k Pursuit, and the Match Sprint. These are the same events that I will be doing at the National Championships in late June.
I confess to being a bit nervous. I know that I have been working hard--in fact, I do not know that my body could have held up under harder training. I have lost a lot of weight and re-balanced body fat and muscle down to about 15% body fat. I have upgraded my equipment to the stiffest and fastest that I have ever ridden. Now I just need to put it all together--and not fret.
After all, racing is not my day job and it is supposed to be a hobby that I am doing for fun. We'll see how it goes and maybe I can reflect on this first test.