I’m happy to report that I didn’t race. How can I report on such an event when I didn’t even go? Easy. It woulda sucked.
After RAWROD I returned home to a nasty case of bronchitis and immediately put 5-Mile on hold. Coupled with a mild case of Lacrosse it was the perfect race to miss and a no brainer. Initially, I was a little bummed because I love the sufferfest that 5-mile is. It always hurts. Bad. I’m pretty sure it’s the longest race of the Intermountain Cup and its relatively early in the season.
And, it would have cost about $1 per minute to race with the shortened course. I could get a massage for $1 a minute and not get muddy.
I took the race off and then time trialed Suncrest today. 19:30 on the button and only minimal vomit in my mouth and blood in my ears at the top. Hurt like a bitch.