Hello Guys, I have competed today in my local XC race, ive been doing this for 5/6 seasons now, I can hold my own and place anything from 4th to 10th.. today was a weird exception, I just never really felt any strength or interest to perform resulting in steadily dropping further and further back from a decent 5th into the first corner.
Now should I put this down to using my turbo to pre-warm before the race.. this is unusual for me as my warm up usually consists of 2/3/4 laps of the course.
OR Drinking with some friends last night, consisting of five glasses of red wine with a good meal.
I used my turbo trainer last night for about 40mins of good high intensity, feeling strong through out.
The thing is that drinking before race day is something I do pretty often and can perform.. but, I hardly ever use my turbo to warm up.
any thoughts will be appreciated