2 August 2007 - 13:35Sandbagging?
At last night’s Catamount Race, I opted to downgrade my race from 3 to 2 laps. It had been 4 weeks since my last Wednesday night race, and I have not been feeling too fit lately.
And boy was I ever surprised to get 2nd in my age category, and 7th overall! By far, this is the greatest performance I have ever had there. But when you break down the numbers, if I had gone 3 laps, I would have been at the back of the pack. My lap times were around 16:30, a 16 minute lap. 3 would have put me at 48 minutes if I were to maintain my pace.
So was I sandbagging? Or did I make a lateral performance move that just so happens to benefit my placement?
Another thing that was weird, is that I was racing a geared bike. Kermit is sporting 9 forward gears these days. I forgot that I was supposed to pedal on the downhills! Whoops.
So the fundraising total is now $205.