Embrocation Cycling Journal: Going Long in the Off-Season
I don’t exactly know how it happened, but after swearing off endurance events post-Ironman a couple of years back, it seems like I’ve climbed right back on that wagon. But I swear, I had nothing to do with it. Really.
It started innocently enough. I was going to Athens, Georgia, back in February to log some warm weather base miles. Nothing crazy, mainly a trip to avoid the winter doldrums that come with the off-season. But once I was there, I heard about this race, Southern Cross. Because it had “cross” in the title, I was immediately intrigued. After all, sure, it was the off-season, but I was already missing cyclocross a lot. The race was an “ultra-cross” course: 56 miles of dirt and gravel roads, with a short cyclocross course lap to start and end the race.