LIFE OFF THE BACK

Raced the Master 45+ race at Snelling on Saturday...
Happy that our race went off at 12:35. Allowed us
to leave Sac. at a reasonable hour. Arrived to a very
full parking lot, drove around hoping that we might
get that lucky spot...No luck...Drove around again, and
than again...again. Finally we park...First sprint of the day!
PortaPotty. Pot'o'Coffee wants out! Ok! Water bottles full,
Ibu on board. Number not on upside down? Damn!
There we are, all at the start line, I'm looking around to try and find any one else who's number starts with an 8... I need to pee again...Damn!
O'well...We're up next...We're off! As we promenade out of town. :cry: Heart 155... Lactic acid already building in the legs, and we haven't crossed the start line yet. This is not going to be good...
Off like a Rocket, sitting in my favorite spot...Off the Back.
Alright dummy, just hold on, 4 laps you can do it... Heart 165... Legs feel like Lead...Yipes! NOT another acceleration! Heart 173. Move up!
Into a corner... Pack accelerates again...There I am... Sitting off the Back... Not good... Heart 179. Trying to keep up...WHAT! A HILL...
Hold on... Heart 181. Wait a minute!!!!! Was'nt that 220 minus your age (49) this can't be good. Whew! A down hill catch your breath, Heart 160...Hold on, here we go again... Heart 177 ...I tell myself! Move up! Can't! Heart 179. We're onto the bad section...Need water can't
drink here. There goes another water bottle, someones
not happy....Right hand turn, start up the hill... Finally the Finish Line...The Sprints on! Across the Line...I scream...

1 down 3 to go...Off the Back...Man I love Racing...

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