My first ever Half-Ironman is this Sunday! Yikes! I’m both excited and terrified at the same time. I have a massive list of all the gear I need to bring in addition to the usual packing for nearly a week away from home. I’m driving instead of flying, as the gas is actually cheaper than bike transportation fees (and that way I don’t have to either learn how to completely break down and re-build my bike or trust someone else to do it for me).
This week is taper week, meaning I’m doing very light training just to keep things loose. However fit I am now is how fit I’ll be at the race.
Late last year I found a link to the Seattle Triathlete meetup group. I joined, but didn’t attend any meetups until this past Sunday, when the group organizer hosted a potluck. I brought deviled eggs:
The potluck was fun! I don’t have any triathlete friends, so it was nice to be able to geek out about tri stuff with like-minded individuals. I also met the host’s ugly (but sweet) cat:
I still haven’t braved the COLD northwest waters for any open water training this year, and now I’m out of time. I’m a little worried about that, but not much, as I didn’t have a hard time acclimating to open water swimming when I first started last year. I did try on my wetsuit, though…