Saturday, July 9, 2011

Packet Pickup and Final Prep

Tomorrow's the big day! Liz and I went to New Town this morning to pick up our packets and take a peek at the setup we'll be dealing with tomorrow. It's about a 45min drive from our house so it'll be an early morning tomorrow.

The triathlon expo took over the pavilion in New Town and we arrived not long after the kids' triathlon. There were mini triathletes all over the place, enjoying post-race snacks and popsicles. It's supposed to be a hot one tomorrow (high of 95 degrees), and today was a good indication of how hot it will be late in the race.

We signed in and got our bib numbers and t-shirts.

(Awesome logo design!)

Then we went over to take a look at the transition area and the lake we'll be swimming in. The lake is more of a large, man-made pond than a lake. We actually got in for a short swim and tested the footing where we'll get in and out of the water.The water was pretty gross and very mirky. When I was swimming, I couldn't see my arms past my elbows. For the race, they're going to start a swimmer every 3 seconds so that should help keep us a little spaced out and cut down on people swimming over each other.

(Not her race attire, but it'll do for today!)

We also met up with my friend, Cara and her husband, Mike and their three boys. They're doing the tri tomorrow too and came to test the waters. I hadn't seen them in years and it was good to see an old friend. Hopefully, we'll get to spend a little time hanging out after the race tomorrow.

After our test swim, we grabbed a quick lunch and saw a movie. When we got home, Liz made an awesome pasta dinner and we relaxed in front of the t.v. It was a great pre-race day and we're rested and ready to go.

We just finished laying out all of our gear and going over a mental run-through of the transitions. Triathlons require a lot more gear and preparation than running.

Now it's off to bed for a good night's sleep and tomorrow, we'll swim, bike, and run!!! No matter how the race goes, I'm confident we'll both finish and I'm proud of us for taking on another new challenge.

Goal For The Day: Rest
Disance: 0.00 Miles

Notes: Ready or not, here we go!

Daily Miles: 0.00 Miles.
Blog Totals:
  Run - 76.11 Miles.
  Bike - 42.51 Miles.
  Swim - 2,700+ meters.

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