A quick summary:
Day 1 - 3.8K Circuit/60K. 43 women on the line (in addition to at least that many Masters C men) it was a bit of a cluster as they were unable to keep track of all of us and began pulling people off the course right and left after just a few laps. Sadly, they permitted only 5 women to finish. They inadvertently scored me in the Fememina A the first day.
Day 2 - 4.5K Circuit/30K which was basically a straight line with a 180 degree turn at either end and the finish was about 120m after the final turn. After multiple loops I was able to manage the top 180 without losing my position, probably because it was a bit uphill, but no matter what I tried, inside, outside, middle, I continued losing position every time we came to the bottom 180 which was a bit downhill. I'd fight my way back into the pack during the loop each time, but found it very frustrating even though I still finished with the front group.
Day 3 - 1.2K Crit/40K total. Again, a straight line with a 180 degree turn at either end, but a much shorter loop. So short that it just became an overwhelming number of intervals as we had to slow so much for the turn and then accelerate very hard at each end. I was not prepared for this kind of intensity and was pulled from the course (along with 75% of the field) before it was over. We s?ll got points for where we finished, which was near the middle of all the women.
Day 4 - 3.3K Circuit, 30K. This was my favorite course, it was similar, but a bit longer than the first day and had two climbs. There was much confusion at the start, as to whether or not we were racing with the men again. Eventually, they went 2 minutes before us, but what threw me off was, every other race had begun with a neutral lap so when they took off 90 to nothing at the start I was unpleasantly surprised. I lost a lot, simply by not being in good position at the start. Off the back of the lead group I steadily picked up folks and our chase group swelled to 8 before we whittled it down to 4 over the course of several laps. I got some help from Fabiana Asconguy (a local Atlanta racer) on the final 2 laps, which was really cool. There was a 90 degree turn about 400m from the finish. I wanted to be first through the turn as the others were not very good at cornering, but they were pushing too fast so I backed off and scooted on the inside of the turn for a quick acceleration that I was able to hold onto for the win of my field sprint.