The Final Sprint @ Monthly Cours

TL;DR, ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“
Insane vibe @crankmeister ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Meticulous planning by @shaurya @ashwin and team
Adrenaline through the roof

TS;WM ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“
After the end of Round 1, Vikram suggested I build the momentum into the start the of the sprint. I asked Venky if I could get a countdown for 38 seconds, as that was my Round 1 Sprint timing.
Low on fuel (thanks to Imaad for the bar), I expected to have a worse timing than R1. ๐Ÿฅฒ

Good start with momentum, I wanted to do 5 second on(off the saddle) and 5 second off but my mind had zoned out and I couldn’t synchronise with Venky’s voice ๐Ÿ˜ด

The familiar mind-chatter of

  • you are empty on fuel
  • you are competing against a stronger rider
  • there’s always a next race. save your legs for that

During school, whenever there was a sprint and it was close I used to shout my lungs out and it always gave me that edge to push through.

Back to the race, I shifted to a higher gear and screamed through a couple of strokes and tried to maintain the momentum till the end.
I couldn’t hear Shrinidhi’s shouts of “drops and sprint”, else I could have gone all out in the last 10 seconds off the saddle and end up with a better timing.

All in all, a great sprint. A huge confidence booster. ๐Ÿ˜„