Today's race was at PIR. It rained yesterday, so I was really hoping for some good mud on the course. There was indeed mud, but it firmed up pretty good by the time we were done. Not what I was hoping for, but maybe I'll get some soupy slippery awesomeness at Barton in a couple weeks.
My results are still underwhelming. My back is usually the weak link. I go hard until it wears out, die for a couple laps, then go hard again for as long as it lasts. I finished the race today able to talk comfortably (not terribly out of breath), but as soon as I sat down I realized I was completely exhausted. Seems weird to me. I'm gonna try some things to fix that. Adnan (Aeolus Endurance) gave me some core exercises to try. And of course I have to stretch.
The course was fun. There was plenty of slippery, tight corners. Often, choosing the primo line meant getting smacked in the face by a pine tree. I had a good time and improved a thing or two in technique. But I'm still slow and I'm not really going for it with the technical stuff. I could do more, but I think I play it safe because I'm so tired and messing up will just slow me down and make me more tired. I just need to, you know, go for it.