It’s done!
I couldn’t be happier with the race. I will write a long post when I am up to it. In the meantime, so highlights:

  • the alarm going off at 4:30AM.
  • Walking to the start with Jay, Bob and Marie-Anne. In the dark.
  • The Buzz at the start
  • The National Anthem
  • The helicopters flying low overhead as we waited to start swimming
  • Open water for most of my swim!
  • The bike ride is a blur
  • The Tour De France-like crowds up yellow lake
  • Feeling good all day
  • The incredible rush down that finish chute
  • The terrific volunteers
  • Watching Grace, Sister Madonna and Steve King finishing just before midnight.

Action pictures when I get them!

Day 3

I’ve been up since 6 this morning, despite my firm declaration that I was going to sleep in because Will is with his grandparents. Oh well, I am not alone, lots of people are up this morning.

Seem to be fighting a touch of a cold (thanks, Will!) but I’ll be fine. Nothing a little cold and flu medicine won’t fix.

This morning I’ll do a short swim, have a quick bite, head over to the swim start to hear some pros talk about strategy (though I suspect theirs is VERY different from mine i.e. go fast vs make it to the bike transition) and then return to camp for Marie-Anne’s feast of french toast!

I suspect there’s a nap in my future, too.