Today was another mountain bike marathon race, in Comfort, Texas. Unlike the Excruciation Exam, this race was all on trails, but at 56 miles, it was a bit shorter. Since I had to be back in Austin to go to the Texas A&M vs. UT basketball game, I opted for the shorter 26 mile half-marathon.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
The loyal reader will know that I have experienced cramping issues on long mountain bike races. We discussed this at our last Velocity Cycling club meeting, and it was determined that I wasn't eating enough protein for breakfast. I decided to add some peanut butter and waffles to my cereal regimen.
That didn't seem to help, because on the way to Comfort, my quads started cramping up as I drove through Dripping Springs, so I turned around and went home.
The truth is that Friday night I decided that I really didn't want to wake up at 5:30am to drive two hours to pay $45 to ride in 40-degree weather, so I turned off my alarm.
I woke up at about the time the race was starting.
Unfortunately, the game didn't turn out too well, either.