|Out of the swim|
* One of the stressy moments of the day was when the water temps were announced. Temp at 6:30AM was 81. They announced that since it was above 78, the race was no longer wetsuit legal, so a choice had to be made - swim with your assigned wave (my wave took off 3rd) or start last if you wanted to swim with a wetsuit and not be eligible for awards (more than an hour after the 1st wave). Well, I wasn't going to be getting any age group award anyway, but starting later meant being way further back in the pack and right from the start and being out in the heat another hour. So the decision became much easier and I swam 1.2 miles without a wetsuit for the first time. I get tougher all the time.
|Bike into T2|
|Run out at T2|
* The bike was an out and back course in 2 directions so I saw Alison twice on the bike and she looked good. I tried to catch her after seeing her just before the first turnaround about 10 miles, and when I saw her just before the second turnaround she had gained a bit of ground on me but not much. I never did catch her though. Saw Mike at about my mile 40 and and told him to hurry up and catch me.
|crying as I walked, wouldn't look up|
|Can I stop now please?|