It's one day closer to the big dance! And I now have an awesome silver band on my hand and horrible memories of the afternoon weigh-in. Is that some sort of cruel joke from the Gods of taper or what????
I swam the course today and it was a BLAST. High winds had the lake all chopped up and I was getting tossed all over the place on the way out. It reminded me of the second time I ever went open water swimming. There was a small craft advisory and it was NUTS. And I loved it. It makes me feel like a kid in the ocean. The waves actually made it much easier to keep to a nice easy zone 2 swim because I was just enjoying the swell. And the way back was awesome! Wave riding for half a mile! The course is really easy to sight. But of course, there weren't 2600 of my closest friends out today.
My parents and Jonathan arrived today and I took mom and dad down to Ironman Village and we drove the out and back. I wanted to show them a short glance at how beautiful the bike course is. They were just as impressed as I was.
OK, the obligatory day's pics!
I arrived at transition SOOOOO excited to swim. I had been dancing around the room with uncontrollable energy this morning and needed an outlet. Dancing around the room to "My Humps" is probably not the most relaxing thing on the legs...
Stretch, stretch, stretch! I went to ART after the swim and got worked on. It helped a lot. The lady doesn't think that it is my ITB acting up. Maybe it's just taper pains, after all!
Ok, wanted a pic of the wetsuit in case any of my friends and family are trying to catch me at the swim turnaround. I'm wearing a fantastic Nineteen Frequency. It's one of the smaller brands (not for long) so looking for the 19 should be relatively easy.
On the way to pick up the parents. Look! I'm not smiling!!!!
Paulo showing off the "finisher" gear that was on clearance at the store. I mean, seriously!!!!
Paulo, me and Jonathan after our HUGE pasta dinner. Let the carb loading begin!!!!
A Few Good Swims
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