Hello from Missoula Montana where for the first time in two months we can breath the air. This morning I can not move my arms much and I feel like I have been hit by a truck. I cant seem to get warm and the worst thing is that my infection is making a comeback.
Yesterday I went for a recovery spin up on the North Fork of Howard Creek where I found this 5 mile section of single track. On the way back to the car it started to rain and I got soaked. So I had gone from heat exhaustion the day before to hypothermia (just kidding) the day after.
Saturday was the Idaho State Mountain Bike Championships at the Tamarack Resort in McCall Idaho. It was nice to be in a place without wild fire smoke and I was figuring on having a good day in some awesome single track. As the race began it was apparent that I was struggling and had problems recovering and enjoying the race like I normally do in a Idaho race.
In the end I lost time and ended up 2nd overall in the expert category. I won my age group and received a medal but it was the overall that slipped through my fingers and would of kept my unbeaten streak alive. I also lost the series lead due to missing three races this season due to the marathon efforts (other races I wanted to do instead).
So I am struggling to survive the Monday. I have laundry to do and maybe another recovery ride this evening and I think it will all I can do to complete those two things. Bill painfully signing out from somewhere in Missoula.