Adventure Race race (USARA Nationals) 15:00:00  100.0 mi (9:00 / mi) +6043ft 8:31 / mi
Nats! All my concern and worry culminated here. I was so nervous before the race I was nauseous. The paddle freaked me out, I had no idea what to expect from my back. The ten hour drive on Thursday hurt, so that didn't give me confidence. But, all in all, my back did great. A little discomfort here and there, but no major pain and I didn't even take any painkillers. Amazing what the body is capable of!
As for the race itself, we didn't race super fast or cleanly, but had a solid race overall. Ended up with 7th co-ed, 9th overall. We lost a place on the very last bike section, with CP 36, which was a bit of a bummer, but kudos to Rib Mountain on their successful race and season. :)
Now to rest! I mean, do BT Epic this Saturday, then rest! Or maybe do the next AMBCS race on the 30th, then move to downtown Little Rock, then rest! Got it. :)