• 10m
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Just a short dip in Masonboro Inlet near the Coast Guard station. Lots of other triathletes were there!

Short splash this morning, I then Deployment of the Bags, car pre race meeting and pizza.

Ready to rock this!

Saw Monica and Tony from across the room at the athletes' meeting but by the time I got over to them the we're gone.

The RD said the water temperature is currently 71.

I think that all of my checking and rechecking and re-rechecking may be driving Kevin up a wall. I'm just nervous about forgetting some necessity. What if I forgot arm warmers/socks/gloves?

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 24m 04s
  • 5.71 miles
  • 14.23 Mi/hr

Easy bike ride through the neighborhood, out to the high school and back via the Shepherd's Vineyard greenway.

  • 10m 26s
  • 1.12 miles
  • 09m 20s /Mi

Super easy run through the neighborhood with a few strides.

Loading the car and heading to Wilmington.  Will probably "go dark" until after B2B.  Thanks for all of your support and kind thoughts.  Now it's time to kick some assets.

I've been in town eight hours and already hit Port City Java twice! Oh my!

Previewed bike course you refresh my memory. Then I picked up my packet (Monica said she was still an hour from Wilmington so we missed each other).

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9
  • 1h 00m 59s
  • 15.13 miles
  • 14.89 Mi/hr

Easy rider... I went out on Tingen and then took Friendship to Old 1 and meandered home.

  • Stretching
  • 15m

Stretch and roll

√ Ride tonight

Be fearless

Maija is suggestion that I eat about twice as much pre-race as I had planned.  Then during the race I'm planning on 200-250 calories per hour on the bike, concentrating a higher percentage mid ride to help avoid bloat and slosh on the run.  For the run 100 calories per 45 min + fluids.

Gear was washed yesterday.  I left it hanging to dry overnight and I'll get it into it's proper gear bag tonight. 

Emma is getting dropped at the sitter's tomorrow.

Checking the forecast for Saturday. Again.  (BTW, NW wind is good, kinda cross headwind on the way out and tailwind to T2.)

Accuweather         39/63/42        4 mph NW

Weather.com         36/62/43        6 mph NW

Weather Underground 43/61/48        5-10 mph N shifting to W

Part of the discrepancy is the inland forecast versus the coastal forecast. Overall, I'm happy with this.  I'll have to look at the hourly forecast on Friday to decide on vest of no vest (which would mean shoving a zip lock back under my jersey at the beginning.  I'll figure it out once I see how quickly it's expected to warm up.  Right now Accuweather has the RealFeel going above 60 at noon and to 70 by 2:00.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 30m 17s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 09m 46s /Mi

Today's training plan called for a 30 minute easy run with 5 x 30 sec strides with 30 seconds between. I decided that since it was designated easy, I'd bring Em with me. I generally take her on runs 20 minutes or less otherwise. I wasn't sure how she'd like the strides but she enjoyed them. The first one I said, "Let's go!" and at the end of it I said, "Ea-sy!" The second one she picked right up on it! Good Emma!

  • Stretching
  • 15m

Stretch and roll

√ Short easy run tonight

Keep believing in yourself and your dreams

I also need to start building the info packet for Kevin.  I always put all of the race info together for him so he knows what the heck is going on.  Just because I've been totally immersed in this doesn't mean that he has been.  Plus I think that his mind reading ability is iffy at best.

I put together my "dream race" timing.  Stressful putting it on paper.

Laundry also needs to get done so that I can finish packing.  It looks like my be decision will be vest or no vest (on the bike).  What say you?  I'll probably wait for the hourly forecast to come out.  Right now the high is forecast for low 60s but trending downward.

Chris asked about the weather so I checked again

Source the low Friday/high Saturday/low Saturday followed by wind info

Weather Channel     37/63/39  10 NW

Accuweather         39/64/40  5 NW

Weather Underground 43/57/46  5-15 NNW

As you can see, Weather Underground is the real outlier here. 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
Sport #1
  • Stretching
  • 15m

Stretch and roll

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 37m 24s

Early morning walk with Emma

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 05m 19s
  • 7.50 miles
  • 08m 42s /Mi

Waterford Green-Haddon Hall

Beautiful morning for a run! The sun was just coming up and it was 51 degrees with no wind and virtually no cars on the road. Fun times!

Also, I was able to test out the shirt that I plan to leave in my run special needs bag.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9
  • 1h 34m 12s
  • 27.71 miles
  • 17.70 Mi/hr

Olive Chapel-Tody Goodwin

  • 21m 49s
  • 2.44 miles
  • 08m 56s /Mi

Neighborhood run with Emma.

  • 17m 54s
  • 874.89 yards
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I went out to Lake Jordan and swam at Ebenezer Church. The parking lot was empty -- expect of a half dozen or so other swimmers ;-) First wetsuit swim since Lake Logan.

I finished my workout stuff by about noon.  Kevin planned to be in Brevard this weekend but he crashed his bike on Thursday and cut his leg, requiring a few stitches. He was told that he cannot ride for a few days so the trip was off.  We ran a few errands in the afternoon, went to Carrboro for a bit, and then watched the Canes game at night.

I also got my SBR and SN bags out.  I've used the same 2 gallon bags the last two years.  Bike SN is done.  I have to do laundry to finish the rest but I made a good dent in it.  I also managed to locate some throw away shoes and a top for before the race (it's donation-wear or trash, we don't get the pre race stuff back).  I'd like to get something more than a LS tee for before the race and I've asked Kevin to see if he has anything that he's about to get rid of.  Otherwise, it'll be a $6 sweatshirt.  If I want something other than tri shorts in the morning, I'll be sporting some purple sweat pants.  Very high fashion!

Pre-swim:  “throw away” shoes and “throw away” sweatshirt.  These items will not be returned.  (bring goggles, swim cap, wetsuit, lube)

T1: bike shoes, dry tri shorts, arm warmers, short sleeved jersey, socks, possibly a vest (or possibly a zip lock bag to put under my jersey and dump at the first water stop), sportshield, chamois cream, towel (helmet, gloves, headsweats liner at bike; nutrition/hydration on bike). Remember to bring nutrition and water bottles with you on race morning.

Bike Special Needs:  CO2 cartridges, spare tube, extra nutrition (in case I drop something), extra chamois cream <- this bag may not be returned

T2: running shoes, running socks, hat, race belt, tri top, sportshield (roll on), tylenol (plus one in race belt)

Run Special Needs: Long sleeve shirt, sportshield (wipe), glasses case (will drop off sunglasses and get shirt)

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9

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