I signed up for the Tamarancho Dirt Classic coming up this weekend. It's just 30 minutes north of the city, and I've never ridden the trails! Luckily the course is three laps of a seven mile course. I may even check it out Friday or Saturday just to make sure I'm not in over my head. This is quite possibly the last race of the season for me before I settle back into the long training miles of winter. No cyclocross season for me, although very tempting.
To prep my body this weekend I did some indoor intervals this evening, and will probably do another set on Thursday before winding down on Friday and Saturday. Much like marathon nationals I'll be pushing hard, but not too hard.