So in summary it rained, the track was very wet, it was cold and it was short.
Not sure why I go and do these short races, I think I am supposed to enjoy them, don’t think I ever really do. I suppose there’s some satisfaction and they should probably help my speed.
When I left home, there was blue sky so I didn’t pack as much cold/wet weather gear as I might have. Neets had asked how far it was, I actually didn’t have a clue, I even zoned out at briefing and had to ask how many laps I was supposed to be doing, turns out I was doing 2 laps run, 3 laps of the bike, which ended up being (I just looked it up) 1.6R/9B/1.6R/9B/1.6R. Actually that’s shorter than what I originally thought, for some reason I thought it was the same distance as the last 2 races, with an extra run and bike at the end (I know, when I am not really concerned about a race I seem to turn into ignoramus. I really should pay more attention, but then maybe not).
So anyway, I had planned to use my normal shoelaces, with a dongle, so you don’t have to tie the laces. But while warming up the dongle seemed to lose in spring and wasn’t holding much. So I scraped that and I went back to normal tie shoelaces, which made my transitions pretty damn slow.
Anyway, first run went OK. The first bike it pissed down with rain and I just couldn’t put down the hammer, like I normally do. A couple of the corners were very wet, so I slowed down quite a bit and didn’t take them the very fast. The 2nd run was Ok, but I couldn’t get any speed out of the legs. The 2nd bike was a little bit better, but I think the bikes were just too short and I didn’t get much of a chance to get a rhythm. The last run was slow, but the legs didn’t really feel the previous legs.
So in conclusion a rather average race for me.