Actually I think its just lack of any real core work for the last month or so. My back has been bothering me a bunch to the point that i feel it efecting my power on the bike. also I missed quite a few interval workouts lately sooo, just been on cruise control and its has showed the last 2 races, Border Battle I believe was from taking an anti-histamine that made my body drowsy.
But the lack of just well scheduled solo interval time showed hard at Smokin spoke as the familiar ability to hang with the top 5 or so after a little off the front sprint from the line quickly turned into me wondering if I was gonna be off the back of the pack in a matter of seconds. In hindsight the time of the back due to rain and 18 credits hitting hard at the first week of school, should have had me playing it conservative and drafting all the way to the sandy hill on the leadout. Live and learn, no cheq. 40 for me due to all of the aforementioned, but lots of lactace threshold ride and anaerobic endurance to finish strong for the last two of the WORS