Well I am officially in the club. There was a lovely couple waiting at the door when I arrived home from my ride today with USADA on their jackets. My first random doping control test. It was a bit strange to do the test at home and I put my pee cup on the kitchen table without thinking (place mats everyone) but it was pretty hassle free!
I have to fill out whereabouts and provide one hour everyday where they (note the elusive term “they”) are guaranteed to find me. It’s tricky to provide 48 hours notice but I understand the importance of these out of competition tests. If anything they should happen more frequently. I can’t help but be a little nervous every time because the procedure is so precise. At nationals the supervisor washed the toilet between each test!
I will be up at 4:30 tomorrow morning to catch my flight to World Cup #5 in Denmark. I think it is going to be a great trip. I will update as soon as something fun happens.