Ergonomics are something of a challenge for me. I have wicked short arms and legs but a super long torso, with duck feet, slightly bowlegged. After getting really frustrated about my right knee's wild movements through the space/time continuum, I did a bunch of research and found out I have a valgus condition. Good thing that my Speacialized shoes address a varus condition, which is the opposite and far more prevalent condition. Just switching out the insoles from my old shoes into the new ones felt a world better. Shimming the outside of my cleats darn near made the angels sing. Watching my knees go straight up and down, feeling my hips stay in place and having my spine stay in column throughout my pedal stroke us just great.
The only good thing about Tradezone for me was that I did a couple of ridiculous efforts, maybe not feeling great but suffering well. Good warmup, freezing and sweating simultaneously is a remarkable way to lose a hangover. I spent a lot of time off the front but missed the good break, having gotten reeled in myself just before the good break went away. Tried to bridge to the winning break, but when 28mph wasn't bringing them in I got the picture that they were gone for good.
Bike Doctor did an excellent if sometimes inelegant job of blocking. They were really good at disrupting people's pulls and stuff but sometimes the road plugging/cutting people off were a bit much. Still, I'd rather see that than another boring procession around the track, and it's nice to see a team work together effectively. Well done, guys.
Dangerous and blatant yellow lane rule violations were still rampant, with a guy cutting in while I was leading a team mate out for the field sprint and nearly taking us all out (yes, #150, this is directed at you).
My misery was complete when I got home to download the file from yesterday's race to find no file in memory. I had either cleared it or some software bug took it away. I'm pretty sure I set a power PR or two in there. The workouts I do where you do an interval and then force yourself to ride at threshold or at least tempo afterward are really effective.
All in all, a far more interesting race this weekend, I just wish my shot selection had been a bit better.
Training camp next weekend.