Monday, August 24, 2009

Master's Nationals

This past week has been a little crazy in our household. The Master's Nationals (30+) were taking place in Colorado Springs. Greg was prepping for his first time racing a national event since he was 18. Although I wasn't competing, I was driving back and forth trying to maintain a training schedule on the track and trying to help the guys promoting the race.

It ended up being a great weekend for Greg when he and his partner, Dan, got Silver in the Madison! In the toughest of age groups, a silver medal is a big deal. Dan and Greg had never raced together and this was only Greg's second time racing a Madison. So, brute strength, endurance, and racing smarts is what landed this guys on the podium. :)

I have more pictures on a borrowed camera but here are some for now....

I skipped to the after party at Dr. George's and Courtney's house. These girls were celebrating breaking a nationals record in a team pursuit AND both winning other individual GOLDS. Good job Renee and Kate!

Greg getting ready for the Madison. He normally wears his Rocky Mounts/Izze team kit but in the Madison the teammates have to wear the same jersey. So, Greg is wearing one of Dan's Rio Grande team jersey. These guys killed it by lapping the field solo! They lost only to Clark Sheehan and Keith Harper... two studs.
Ok, more pictures to come when I get them.

It was a fun week seeing people from all over the country that I haven't seen in a while. The big sprinter guys from NY are always fun... the Minnesota gang is the nicest around... Portland kids are always up for a good laugh (sorry I didn't get to spend more time with you guys)... and this year we had a big contingency from Colorado thanks to the new excitement surrounding Boulder Indoor Cycling. There was even some PROMAN women out here from NorCal who both came away with medals! I wanted to spend more time with you girls... sorry!

Today starts a hell training week for me. More details to follow if I find the strength to post :)

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