now it is 11pm and i can't sleep. this is what track racing does to you.
i had the pleasure of going down to the track with mike & ali in the last race they have before they get married. they have a race moratorium so not to get road rash before they tie the knot. this tuesday was fun because we were done with that scratch race crap, and onto the points races!!! woooooooooo! why do i like them better? because i have a poor tension span, and they kind of dictate to you what to do. bell=sprint. and they came every five laps, so not much time for snoring like in the scratch races. that is why track is fun, cause all the weird races keep you on your toes.
we had enough ladies so we did two thirty lap races, with sprints every five. i like points racing, cause i like math, and it is fun to do addition while exercising. it helps that the numbers are small, and it is typically easy to add 1, 2, 3 or 5 to any number. but i didn't even add in these races, cause i kept winning sprints. and i made sure to win the sprints when larry said: "this one is for a brownie." in the first race, i broke away for a little bit. that was fun. in the second half of the second race, i blocked for ali as she was trying to get points away from sabine. sorry sabine. but ali was driving me home.
then i was feeling good, so i decided i was going to get my $10 worth and jump in the B/C race with the big bad men. i wasn't really planning on racing-- just wanted to get some workout in and hang on wheels. there were lots of people here, so i just followed mark patton. he attacked a few times, and i stayed on him, and he didn't make me do any work cause i am a girl. that was kinda the mantra of this race. in the middle of the race, there was a break ahead of the pack. then i let mark patton take me up to the break. then i don't know where he went (suuucka. take that race across america....), cause suddenly it was me and 3 other guys with many laps left and the field was nowhere. i kinda realized at this point, that maybe i should have been trying for points earlier, as i don't think i had any! i just sucked wheel like it was my job and got some thirds and fourths. then we dropped one guy, and it was me and two others. this was a race of attrition, and it looked like i was going to place just cause i was in the right place at the right time. points racing can be weird sometimes! on the last lap, i decided i would finally try to sprint and not just get dragged across the line again, and i almost won that sprint, but got second. oh well. that serves me right for not doing anything the whole race. i think larry said i got fifth in that race. not bad for not actually starting to race til the end. i guess i just ended up in the right place at the right time. that, and all those nice forty year old men, don't make me do a bloody thing out there. xoxo.
for my efforts i got not one, but TWO packs of jen coler brownies! yum! ali, mike, and i ate them on the car ride back and they were gooey, yummy goodness. i love jen coler!!
well, i thought blogging would make me tired, but it hasn't. this is no good. it is an hour past my bedtime.