For some reason, mentally it was better to have the short course. From the first lap in I knew we were going to have to do 7 and I was ok with that. I knew the course and just kept reminding myself to climb hard for the first half of the course and then try to recover on the down and repeat. It was a great course. As I fatigued it got to be more interesting out there but nothing crazy. I could have done a few more laps
Great day, atmosphere, support and course... Thank you for a really well run race! I didn't do as well as I'd hoped but wasn't there for that . That ham, egg and cheese sandwich was the best meal I've had in a long, long while.
I had a great time yesterday and it's been 5 years since I raced. I am not is any type of riding shape but the event got me out to go try it again and I had a blast. MTBNJ really did a great job all the way around.