With the tour of Hermann over and done, things have slowed down and back to a normal pace. The tour took me off the bike for a week, would have been too much to try and train and get ready for the race at the same time. Recipe for disaster there. Learned my lesson last year.
Once back on the bike it took a few days for the cobwebs to clear but by Thursday of last week I was feeling back to normal. Jose and I headed over to STL for the Tour of St. Louis on Sunday. First time I've done this race, nice park and good times were had. I felt alot better than I thought I was going to. Pushed out several hard efforts and finished with the pack.
This week I've had some good training days, the aerobic base my coach has had me working is coming along well I think. I'll be adding a new tool to the training in a few weeks with a powertap. Have had this in mind for a better part of a year and finally pulled the trigger Tuesday.
Sunday is a Midwest Fat Tire points race. Right now I sit in 4th place, just one point behind 3rd and about 10 points out of 1st. I'm super pumped for this weekends racing, can't wait to get out there and see what can be accomplished!