Weather conditions over the weekend were not ideal for most of us, with temperatures in the 40s and rain.
My event at Pocohontas was far south enough on Saturday that the weather was still sunny and warm.
|Just before the start - still sunny and warm in Richmond, VA|
|Jeff - podium (2nd)|
|Pro category results|
Right after the race, I put on my awesome Medilast Relax socks to promote recovery (I haven't had sore legs post-race or hard training ride since I started using these consistently after races and at work) and made the 3.5 hour drive to volunteer at my adventure racing team's event in the Shenandoah Valley area, the Rev2 Epic Adventure, a 24+ hour adventure race involving kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and tons of orienteering.
|Long drives require some attention to your legs for optimum recovery|
I manned a transition area/checkpoint area near the summit of Massanutten Mountain from 8:00pm Saturday night through 9:00am on Sunday. No sleep was not the best recovery post-race, but it was good to see so many people coming through the transition area in good spirits. It was cold (in the low 40s), but at least the rain held off until around 7:00am.
Here's a shot of the winning team in the transition area around 4:00am (my team, the Rev3-Mountain Khakis team):
|My adventure racing team at 4:00am - they'd been racing since 7:30am the prior day...|
|John - before the rain started pouring down|
Results are available here.
Dylan raced the 72 mile Category 3/4 men's event at the Green County Road Race in rainy and cold conditions. Due to the small fields, his race was combined with the Pro/1/2 event. The race was very selective, with only a few riders making it to the finish.
|Climbing in the rain|
|Dylan in third|