Sunday, September 19, 2010

Let the Taper Begin!

My A race is a coming. USAT Nationals is this next Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I realized an interesting thing the other day - my very first collegiate cross country race was in Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama's home meet; I was running for Auburn), and my very last collegiate cross country race was also in Tuscaloosa (Regionals my senior year, running for UCF).

This morning, after not setting any alarms and sleeping until our hearts were content, Marty and I did a short brick in gorgeous weather. It is still abnormally hot here for this time of year, but the humidity has FINALLY let up a bit and it sure does make a difference. Anyways, the brick went well, but I could tell that something was wrong with the cleat on my right shoe. Sure enough, when I got home and took my shoes off I found the problem.

"Yup, all my screws are loose," I said to Marty. Uhhhh, durrrrrrrr!

6 comments:

m said...

Good Luck at Nationals! I'm sure training in the hot weather will pay off next week!

Kim said...

Good luck next week!! All the hard training will now pay off my friend! I'll be watching you through your race!! Go get it done!!

Beth said...

Happy taper time! Such a great race and course - you guys will be awesome!!

Angela and David said...

Good luck and enjoy your taper!

Alicia Parr said...

I once had a cleat come unscrewed during a cyclocross race. Now, I check my cleats all the time and especially before races.

Looking forward to seeing you guys down in Tuscaloosa. You'll do awesome. You're ready.

ojs said...

Good luck, Bri! Enjoy 'bama and go fast!