|Still finishing in the top 10!|
After my 5th place finish at Chappell Hill, I found time for some consistent training and recovery. I made it through a heavy round of antibiotics and was finally able to breathe normally through my nose (my first time since being back home from Europe).
Up next was the Texas State Championships at Ft Hood, which is always an exciting time for me. I cannot think of a course that is better suited for my style of racing: long open roads exposed to the winds, plus a couple really steep long hills to break things up. The Ft. Hood Challenge marked the end of a long hard season of racing (followed by tacos with the coach, at some place with some great fried avocados, to cap it off).