Saturday, August 22, 2009

the day before

Woke up naturally this morning @ 7 AM, went down to the beach and swam without the wetsuit for a few hundred yards. Arms feel good.

Changed, hopped onto the bike and rode not far just going through the gears making sure that nothing skips or hangs. Gears CHECK.

Then it was off to the race expo/packet pickup/prerace meeting/bike dropoff.

Welcome to the major leagues!!! I wish I had my Cervelo just so I could look like I belong to the club. Man this race is MUCH more of a big deal than any other race I have done, including NYC. There are people here looking for Clearwater spots. I saw my new bike a bunch of times with difference wheel configurations. I got some ideas for race wheels next season :)

I met Saul Raisin. I have been following him for a few years and its wild that I will be competing against him?!?!? Nice guy and I bought his book.

The transition area was a bit confusing at first, but I found my spot. LOOOOONNG area to ride in and get out of the shoes for a flying dismount. Im not going for anything other than to finish my first 70.3, so Im gonna do the usual stop, get off the bike and run in the bike shoes.

This is a test race :)

About to go eat some pasta. Race day tomorrow and Im not that nervous. Strange!


  1. Good luck and have fun!! I can't wait to hear about it :)

  2. Good luck! Enjoy the race and I hope you have fun.


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