Age Group Body, Podium Heart


Liner Notes:Sometimes it's easier when you age-up into a new age group...sometimes it's harder. And in general the recovery from hard/long workouts and races is, well, much worse. But that doesn't stop us from tryin'!

Six o' clock, no trace of the sun
Single-digit wind chill and a 18-mile run
Three more weeks ‘til I hit the starting line
Movin’ kinda slow, must be a sign

Meet the guys, none them smilin’
Hit the streets, steady pace, we’re dialin’
Why do we do it? It’s not a long story
Sweet hardware, and a little bit of glory

Aging-up, it kinda blows
When all I wanna do is race with the pros

One more mile and I’m fallin’ apart
I got an age group body and a podium heart
First race seems so many years ago

Another finish line, another epic race
Another run leg at a ten-minute pace
I can't stop, I can only slow

Hundred mile bike, completely unsupported
Thoughts of a win, entirely distorted
Drop to the back like a rickety caboose
Nothin’ I can do, I don’t have the juice

Flailin’ at the back, group swim in the lake
Goggles foggin’ up as I choke on their wake
All I gotta do is get to the line
Hit the course like a tank, and I’ll do just fine

Aging-up, it kinda blows
When all I wanna do is race with the pros

One more mile and I’m fallin’ apart
I got an age group body and a podium heart
First race seems so many years ago

Another finish line, another epic race
Another run leg at a ten-minute pace
I can't stop, I can only slow