Archive for October, 2007

National Champs!

October 15, 2007

Ok, so after a week of rest in Seattle, I am feeling good.¬† I didn’t have access to internet and didn’t try too hard to get it ūüôā so my update…………….. is a bit out of date!¬† Regardless, I’ll give you a late review.

I was looking forward to Nationals as a chance to see how my form is coming along and to have a bit of fun racing:P 

I won the Keirin and Sprints, but my main goal was to go for a good 200m TT.¬† I didn’t go as fast as I had expected, but it was still a decent start to the season.¬† I will build on that for the first World Cup in Sydney.¬†

By far the best experience from Nationals, was taking part in the first ever Women’s Team Pursuit!¬† I rode with Dotsie and Sarah and had a blast!¬† It was on the last day, so I had nothing else on my mind but to give it everything I had left.¬† I was a bit nervous to tell the truth because we had only done two efforts together in training as a team :O¬† And, we hadn’t practiced any one of the two efforts from a standing start!¬†¬†¬†Yikes!¬† Luckily, I had a feeling that it shouldn’t be a problem getting on Dotsies’ wheel and settling in.¬† I think we were all a bit nervous really and everyone wasn’t sure who would have good legs or great legs!¬† I was informed two days earlier that I had to finish the whole 3km with the other two girls!¬† I had never done a 3km effort before, so my game face was on ūüėõ¬† The¬†gate opened and Dotsie was putting every ounce of effort out, but not moving¬†very fast!¬†Her first pedal strokes were almost like she froze!¬†She still did a decent opening lap, but¬†we were laughing about it afterwards!¬†¬†Then I pulled through for the second lap and¬†my goals was to set the pace for everyone.¬† We¬†got rolling pretty good and¬†I just kept counting my pulls, waiting¬†for my legs to implode!¬† I could hear the comentator talking about how “Jennie Reed is still in there” and thinking, “yeah, I’m in here sucka!”¬† LOL ūüôā¬† Really, it was funny how well I heard every word he said.¬† And on my final pull with 2 laps to go, I heard Dotsie say something!¬† I knew that it may be that she was having a problem, ¬†so I gradually pulled up and¬†saw that¬†she had gapped off Sarah’s wheel, so I swung down¬†in front of her to fill in the gap!¬† We made it to the¬†line in 3min 34seconds!¬†¬†We were all happy with that.¬† Especially since Sarah is not on her¬†“superwoman”¬†form¬†yet and Dotsie and myself have a few more laps to do in the aero bars!

 Jennie

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