Tomorrow is race day for california 70.3! I am #2128 racing as Beth Walsh (trying on the new last name!). if you're virtually "watching" the race, you can head on over to ironman.com and "track an athlete". i think i like my number. especially because its (7+7+7) + (7+7+7+7)= SEVEN SEVENS!! woo hoo! i guess 7 needs to be my new lucky number. yes, i realize that repeated addition is just multiplication, but it looks cooler than 7X3, etc. yeah, i just said, "cooler".
the race wheels are on my borrowed bike, and the thing is fast! too bad i have to give back the sweet Cannondale Slice! BUT, my new bike has just arrived at Nytro and i'll be picking it up next week. just didn't want to change anything so close to race day.
Took the Slice out for a last spin yesterday. James came along to amuse himself by rubbernecking race-ready tri geeks on the coast. guess what babe, your wife IS one of those geeks!
I'm still deciding between which Zoot shoes to wear. I may go with the RACE or maybe the ULTRA TT since there is a lot of concrete and a little extra cushion might do me good. AND, I'm planning on racing Ironman in the ULTRA TT. BUT, I haven't broken in the TTs yet, and you know the whole nothing new on race day...hmmmm.
Other than that, I'm ready to go. I got an extra special race tune-up from my ART specialist Dan Selstad and I'm feeling like its go time. I did, however, post this on twitter this morning,
"Woke up with a sore throat. Must just be a misunderstanding. Right, body?"
Yeah, choosing to ignore this because it WILL go away over the course of the day. I am just being paranoid, RIGHT?!?!? Lots of people wake up with a little sore throat and its nothing.
I'm off to work and then to the expo to pick up all my junk. then race prep then sleep!