I remember the first time I raced there. It was the last lap and I was catching two guys. Just as I was getting close to bridging the gap my legs started that familiar feeling of tightening. I backed off my pace, recovered and continued my attack. Again I started catching the two guys in front of me. We were within minutes of the finish. Again I got close. Again the cramp monster came knocking at the door. FRACK!! I had to back down. I'd learn a few minutes after crossing the finish line that the two dudes I was trying to catch were battling for the win. Meh. At least I made it to the podium. 3rd ain't bad ya know.
So, this weekend I've got a new plan to avoid the cramp monster. I'm going to pretend that my legs look like this....
... and I'll surely be immune to cramping. How are legs that look like this going to cramp?! It's impossible.
As always be on the lookout for a race report on Monday... or Tuesday... or maybe not at all.