Monday, November 23, 2009

Georgia Gould is having fun training! Super smart!

Just like all sports, if you race day in and day out, you can burn out! Not only does the mind burn out, but also the body. It takes about 20 years to really become a pro at something.
In that time, if you are lucky, you learn how over thinking and over training can retard your game.

Some times, you need to allow your body, mind, and soul to time to get recharged and then come back stronger! Loose the playful and you will go away!

Georgia Gould knows what she needs to stay in the game. She pointed out that she doing this years cross events for mtb training and mostly just for fun. Georgia has the mind set and will be the first to tell you she loves a good race.

She is not the type of person to take a chairlift or tram to the top of a ski mountain, she will run! In fact, she doesn't even like skis on her feet to get down the mountain. Again, she will run!

For fun or not, to place in the top 5 in any sport is a big deal.

Georgia is showing that she is focused on the upcoming mtb season and knows what she knees to work on! She has changed her style a bit and we can see that. Looks like she is working on a part of the game she didn't have in the past. It will make a difference once her body gets use to it.

In the mean time, it sure must be fun to take 2nd as many times as she has, the whole time, in her mind, that she is not going to stress herself out about getting #1 every race.

Tops two-woman battle with Gould

United States Under 23 Cyclo-cross champion Amy Dombroski (Primus Mootry) out-paced Georgia Gould (Luna) in a two-up sprint to win her second consecutive UCI race at the Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup held in Southampton, New York.

I was at the Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup last year to watch. This year marked the 10th and final round of the North American Cyclo-cross Trophy series. Canadian Natasha Elliott (Louis Garneau Chasseurs) won the overall title and was presented with a $1500 check plus a pink heavyweight champion belt handed over from last year’s winner Georgia Gould.

Course changes make for tougher racing

Not like last year, warm autumn temps made for a gorgeous day of cyclo-cross racing in Southampton, New York. The course ran opposite to the previous day introducing tougher undulations that wore down the elite women’s field quicker.

Meanwhile, the Georgia might be doing this for fun, but the battle continued up front with Gould putting on a show for the Southampton fans. She attacked Dombroski several times through the twists and turns and technical sections of the circuit that suited her world-class mountain bike skills.

Dombroski’s sprint was enough to steel few bike lengths ahead of Gould for her second consecutive win of the weekend.


1Amy Dombroski (USA) Schlamm p/b Clement&Primus Mootry0:37:12
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Chix Having fun!0:00:06
3Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Factory Team0:01

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