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.
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. 🙂