"Record" in that it was a record week mileage-wise for LEAST number of miles ridden in a week since the beginning of the year:
Less than 31.5 miles for the whole week.
And I did them all today - at the Connecticut Coast Criterium in Bethel, CT.
Of course, that includes warmup and cooldown. Has to.
Work got the best of me this past week. About 80 hrs worth left no time for riding. It was a great week to leave my bike at the shop to address some creaking, but I didn't even test ride it until I was warming up at the race (creaking's worse btw. very frustrating).
Wasn't expecting much of this race given the sleep deprivation and lack of preparation. So why'd I bother? Well, the wags would say that my Scotch background got the best of me (I was pre-registered). And it was an absolutely picture perfect day.
But the real reason was the reason I've been racing at all lately - the chance to spend time with good friends during and afterwards.
Now that my busy time at work is over (for now anyway), I'm looking forward to getting back into a better training routine - starting with my first East Hartford crits this Tuesday. And I plan to start getting more sleep and miles in, so I can quit blaming my results on my lack of preparation.
So how's today's race go? Stay tuned for a full report with pics/video tomorrow.
For now, I gotta go to bed . . .