Sunday, July 19, 2009
USA National Championship XC, Super D and Short Track Races
After doing well in the Marathon National Championship I decided to try out Super D and ST in addition to XC this weekend. (I did ST last year but haven't done a real pro Super D). Saturday: 10th in XC. results here. Sunday: 4th in Super D behind XC racer Kelli Emmett (3rd) and two Downhillers, Jacque Harmony (2nd) and Elke Brutsaert (3rd). Kyia Anderson was 5th. see pictures below (Todd got a new camera, Nikon D40 - a great camera so far). Super D was fun race on an awesome course, I had to break out the Racer-X and Kenda Nevagal tires. Check out this video to see Willow lose her shoe in the run. 14th in Short Track. I was called up 3rd-to-last since I haven't done any ST races this year. I passed ~ 15 girls, but not quickly enough and was pulled about 15 minutes in. It was a hard course, the only place to really pass was on the steep climb. The tough thing was trying to figure out if I should eat anything solid between the Super D and the Short Track race and how much I needed to re-warm up for the ST as there was ~3 hours between races.