I race the Master’s race at 3 this afternoon here in Madison at Cyclocross Natz. The course is great, but is going to be ever changing. It is supposed to rain later this afternoon, hopefully after I finish. I didn’t ride a pedal stroke yesterday. I woke up yesterday morning and my knee was all swollen and I couldn’t bend it. I didn’t really remember hitting it crashing. So I decided to not do anything and try to keep it up, with ice on it, as much as possible. I abused Motrin when I was younger, I don’t get along good with it, but this was a special case, so I got some Pepcid and took Motrin all day. I know I’ll have a side ache during the race today, but that is the price I have to pay.
Catherine races at 11:30, so the logistics are a bit off. I’m going to ride over there around 10:30, watch her race and just stay. So, I’ll be at the course way too much before I race, but the race is only 45 minutes, so I’ll be fine.
Okay, that is all for now. As of now, I’m not too bummed about my knee, but I still haven’t put any pressure on it. This will be the first time in my life I’m going to race a cross race without having ridden the day before. I guess you have to change it up some to keep it interesting. I was worried about being out of energy, spending too much time on my bike and standing at the course. That definitely isn’t the case. Hopefully it will work out fine.