Did Not Finish…I cringe just typing those words. Writing this race report stings and hurts, and it’s definitely not the one I wish I were writing. Last year my goal was to finish and surprisingly I finished in second place so I knew right away that I would be back to really compete…to continue to push my body to its limits. I picked up my training and focus for the entire next year in preparation for this year’s race. All efforts were aimed to finish the 24 Hours to the best of my ability. And for 20 hours of the race it was all coming together until an aggressive pass from a fellow rider sent us both down, and I stayed down…DNF.
But let’s rewind a couple of weeks… (more…)