Four Days and Counting

The time is getting closer …. and the impending doom looms larger with ever tick tock of the clock in every room. The Pier awates me, with it’s washing machine current and relentless murkiness.

Oh the good side, I had a dream last night again about the swim but this time I was with my teammate, and I was backstroking and keeping up with her as she swam the front crawl. Not far from the truth, but means we will bit miss the 65 minutes cut-off. 🙂

I have decided to wear the wet suit regardless of water temperature since I have not had much opportunity to swim without it, and don’t want to try something new on race day. This will probably mean going from Wave 15 to Wave 33. On that subject, the race course closes at 1:30 and timer closes at 2:30. That means if I was in Wave 15 going at 7:45 I would have basically 5 1/2 hours to finish, but starting at 9:15 I have 4.25 hours to finish. That doesn’t seem very fair. Everyone should have equal time. Who came up with that??

So tomorrow I will start packing for the race. I have to leave at 5:15 AM Saturday to be at the Pier for the “mandatory” swim at 7:45 AM (How something that you volunteered for and raised money for can be mandatory is for another blog to come AFTER the race regarding the “TEAM” in Training experience. Have an hour or so practice swim, then off to check in at the Vinoy, wait for bike check in at noon, then hang at the Expo and room until the inspirational dinner at 6:00 and another “mandatory” meeting at 8:00 pm before calling it a night. Then meeting at 5:30 AM for the race marking and set-up.

Yikes ….

I may not post again until after the race, but might bring my laptop with me for a “night before” post to vent fears, etc. We shall see. I know you are all on pins and needles. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Four Days and Counting

  • April 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm
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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has the crazy triathlon dreams! Your dream about getting to the steps and then a wave coming off the wall and pushing back again is a classic! But, it's just a dream so we won't worry too much on that. I totally agree that everyone should have the same amt of time to finish regardless of wave start. It wasn't always like that at St. A's until about 10 years ago. Once the big wigs took over and made the race into a “world class” event, it got ridiculously overcrowded in my opinion and was crossed off my list of repeat races to do. JC, just go out there and don't worry about anyone else or anything other than yourself, run your race the way you need to and smile when you cross that finishline. I'll be sending you good race vibes on Sunday!

  • April 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm
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    Thanks KC … throw in a few good thoughts for my partner Jennifer as well. She is MUCH better than I am, but still get nervous. 🙂

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