In January we, the Triple Threat girls as we have named ourselves, decided to do a Half Iron Man. There were two weekends to chose from to do the race, May 7 and May 14. I argued that May 14 would give us one extra week to prepare. Today I am still glad that we chose the 14th. The other two making up our Triple were wishing today was our day.
We got up too early to drive to today’s 70.3 so that we could watch it go down. We got there and found a little bit of confusion and chaos. We finally asked if the swim was even started yet (we were there about 40 min after the swim was to have started). The lady told us it was cancelled due to fog. One look at the beautiful lake and it was no wonder.
You couldn’t see anything, not even the bright orange buoys. I have to say I would have been super disappointed and Breaking Pace and J-Ninja joke but I know they would have been to if this were our race day.
So we headed over to the swim/bike transition to see how things go down from there. We got to check out some pretty sweet bikes, and some pretty not-so-sweet (things on bikes) bikes.
Really? Who does this? I would pass this guy just to spite AND so I would have to look at that any longer than necessary.
It was nice to scope out the transition set ups and the gear! We took mental notes on all the gear we saw….to include the Alien Helmets. I am certain I am missing out on an amazing helmet experience. J-Ninja tried one on for size:
The water was great! Nice and warm(ish)!
The fog lifted and the lake is beautiful! Just achin’ to be swam in!
And the finish line is beautiful, but wasn’t as beautiful today as I am sure it will be next Saturday!
Here is a fun little video of the beginning of the bike. I have no idea how they organized the start since the swim was cancelled, maybe by swim wave?
This has just gotten me excited for next weekend! Don’t get me wrong, I am still nervous BUT I am excited!!
Yep, totally EXCITED!!