Well okay, it wasn't actually race day. But we made a race for ourselves here at EuroCrossCamp in a small park along the canal. We started everyone together with bragging rights on the line, as well as a day without chores for the victors. I eased into the effort and it felt just like a Wednesday night cross practice at home. Except this midweek training had a few spectators and even some photographers. So with all of the fabricated hype there was some extra motivation to go hard and get a good effort in.
I've never been to a EuroCrossCamp with 6 days off in between two races. It is nice to have some time to focus, train and really get the body on track for the bigger races that are coming up. At the same time though one can only sit in front of the TV watching Jim for so many hours. In the end though it is an entire week of building excitement towards some of my favorite races. Hopefully I've been storing up some good energy. The two pictures below from our training race really showcase the great weather we have been having here. Okay, actually it really is that gray, but at least it was above freezing today.
EuroCrossCamp director Geoff Proctor demonstrating some excellent form. It came down to a 10th frame battle between the two of us and he just barely got me. Actual scores will not be disclosed to protect the self esteem of those involved.