I’ve checked in, dropped off my mandatory gear, driven the bike course, etc etc etc. Random points of note:
The race will be wetsuit legal – we were told the lake measured at 72 degrees this morning (1 degree cooler than yesterday) and that they won’t be measuring it again. I found it nice and comfortable on my practice swim today. I laughed at the people who called it cold – they should come swim Santa Cruz and our nice balmy 55 degree water sometime.
I’m dying here, eating bland boring food and avoiding all the good stuff. I want sugar and margaritas and Mexican food so badly. It doesn’t help that every street corner in Austin seems to have an interesting looking restaurant.
I got back to the hotel around 1 this afternoon and figured I’d be planted for the rest of the day. Wrong. I went to pack and found my goggles used this morning were somehow suddenly short 1 lens. Being that I’m not interested in a one-eyed 1.2 mile swim and that I hate my backup pair, I hauled ass over to Austin Tri-Cyclist after an internet search showed they carry my brand. I bought their floor model as that was the only tinted pair left!
So now I’m finally ensconced in my hotel room, watching sports movies to get all revved up. I’ve started with Invictus, which I am enjoying tremendously. After I order up some dinner, I’ll finish with Tooth Fairy just to end on a cheesy note.
I’m hoping my legs have one last PR for the year left in them. Either way, I’ll give it my best tomorrow and love every minute of it, doing something I never thought I could do a few years ago.