Saturday, June 02, 2007

A perfectly good boat

The big day is upon us! I've got a 3:30am wake up call ready to go, all my bags are packed, and the pucker factor is at just about a million. Di and I hung around in the blistering wind to listen to our first pre-race meeting. It was worth listening to, as they gave us important sighting information and the critical water temp announcement...get ready for it...57 degrees. About 200 yds out from the shore it's supposed to drop to 54 degrees in that super strong current they advised us about. Nice.

Of course, they also spoke about the hilly bike and the sand stairs. Blah blah, blah blah blah blah. Some sun would be nice tomorrow, but if it's just like the last 3 days, sun is wishful thinking. At least it will be colder outside the water than in, so jumping off that perfectly good boat will actually be warmer than standing around waiting to jump. Lovely.

So that's it - next time you hear from me, I'll have finished this awesome race and have some cool tales of kayakers telling me which way to go, monster hills that crushed my quads and sand stairs that sucked up my feet and further crushed me. I can't wait. Really!

Race number is 1276 - thanks for watching!

13 comments:

Jenny (J-Wim) said...

Sending good vibes your way! You'll do great!

Duane said...

Kick butt dude! Can hardly wait for your race report!

momo said...

have fun, bigun!!! you can do it!

Shelley said...

Can't wait to hear all about it...and that sure is some cold water..brrr

bigmike600 said...

We will be chantin BIGUN..BIGUN..BIGUN...So loudly that even from Wisconsin you will hear it. Man that water seems a bit chilly. I await the race report.

Wendy said...

Go, go, go!

Lesser is More said...

Hope the weather works out for ya. Good luck!

Excel Man said...

47:07! Good job on the swim Marc!

bigmike600 said...

Just watched you finish 3:39:37. Thanks for giving us that good website and letting us know what you would be wearing. It was really cool to watch you finish. Hope you had fun and things went as you planned. Looks like you had a great swim.

greeneyedlady said...

Nice going, Mr B! Saving some 80 plus degree weather for when you get back - my little way of saying, "Welcome Home." No thanks necessary. FL was happy to cooperate - unlike CA! Ain't nothing like the east coast, baby!

Comm's said...

all over but the leg aches now. Hope you did well. Luckily I dug out all my cold weather tri gear for Jeff my training partner who went there.

After IMFL I take no chances now.

Myles said...

Whoa, hard to keep up! So, Sports Basement is in SF, didn't know that. Congrats on the insulated cranium condom...use it responsibly. Now go and scare the hell out of some fish and have a great…um…race thingy!

Dan Seifring said...

Great job can't wait to read the race report.