Its crazy to race in such conditions and is such a mental and physical challenge. You have to continuously monitor your body... how much is too much or not enough.
I joined the Trek VW team at Santa Ynez... I was 4th in the cross country race. It was a great day for the Trek women taking 3 podium spots in the cross country. Lea Davison 3rd, and Mical Dyck 5th. Fresh off the plane from Europe Sue Haywood ramped up a top ten XC finish with a Super D win. We earned a very nice team dinner on Sunday night.
Thanks Dusty, Zack and Laura for all the help in the heat.
MEANWHILE in Temecula. Brian threw off a rough swim to post a good bike and a stellar run to move into 3rd in the Xterra there. Yeah Brian! fastest run of the day by over 2 minutes and 1st American to boot. ( if it wasn't for the World champion and South African boys ....)
http://www.xterraplanet.com/ has the full scoop