Sunday, May 23, 2010
Then I headed up to Littleton to meet Tim at the dealership so he could drop off his car for some maintainance. Jessica (not that Jessica, THAT Jessica) met me up there and all my race gear went into her car and Tim got to take my car back home.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
May 1, 2010 - Falcon Groundspeed Sprint TriathlonThe day started about the same as any other- got up around 5:30, which can be considered sleeping in a little. I actually slept well, only waking a up couple times so I was feeling rested. I looked out the window and saw clear skies- recent weather had been hit or miss (it snowed on us heading to packet pick-up yesterdaty afternoon) so I was hoping the clouds would stay away for a few more hours. Temps were probably in the upper 20s or low 30s.
Quick shower to wake up a bit and then pre-race breakfast. The trusty peanut-butter, banana and honey sandwich. I was thinking about oatmeal, but decided on the sandwich instead. I had most of my gear around last night so all I had to do was throw my bags and bike in my car and at about 6:40 I headed to the Air Force Academy. Fortunately, I live less than 4 miles from the entrance gate, and probably about 5or so miles to the race start. It's a small race so there was no traffic with which to contend. Saw all the frost on the ground....
Arrived at the parking lot and worked my way to transition. Found my number almost at the very end of the racks. So I was close to the bike-out. Which meant a longer way to run out of the swim to get to the bike. I grabbed all sorts of clothes and set up my transition area. This was not going to be the fastest transition day. Not at all. Martha and Michele from Team In Training were there to support me, and I ran into a few others I know - Cory, who is designing my new NEO Endurance Sports & Fitness website (to be premiered next week), Brian McCarrie of http://pikespeaksports.us/, Laurie D, a former TNT member, and several other PPTC folks.