Choose your own perspective

Although I have raced Trans-Sylvania Epic twice before, this is my first ride here now that I am working as a coach with PLAN7 Endurance Coaching. So today I have the option to be bummed on my own ride, my own luck and my own resulting mental state, or I can choose to be utterly stoked for my teammate who won the stage and for my athletes racing here who had fantastic rides.
three and four minutes down on 1st and 2nd, one second (!) up on fourth and 20 seconds up on my teammate in fifth. So I was feeling the ladies nipping at my heels. I was looking for a little breathing room!

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Sarah Kaufmann (Stan's NoTubes Elite Women's Team) is heading back to central Pennsylvania for the 2014 Trans-Sylvania Epic mountain bike stage race. Follow Kaufmann's adventures in her blog here as she contends for the overall GC win during the seven-day races in the State College, Pennsylvania area.