Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sprint Semi-Finals......No, REALLY!
Our semi-final race went well, just not quite as smoothly as in the prologue. As Andrea put it, there was nothing wrong with our execution, just that our bodies were telling us, "Hey, we just DID this! What gives?" We finished in fourth, but again, had a strong race. Margarita was really happy for us and reassured us that "It was a respectable fourth! You definitely looked like you deserved to be there!"
I was so happy! Hmm, looks like "happy" is the word of the day! I just can't put into words the feeling of giving it your all and having your best result ever - it is such a rush!
So Andrea I raced four times during these Games and had four of our strongest races all season. I didn't fall once during a race, but I definitely made up for it in the practice runs, but who cares what happens in practice? As long as I learned from my mistakes then and didn't make the same mistakes during the races, that is what practice is for. I think I proved that when it comes down to crunch time, I am a competitor!
Oh, and don't let the sunshine in these photos fool you - it rained off and on all day! The photos were taken yesterday in the sunshine - I just knew I'd be a little too busy during race day to be a shutterbug!