I am ready. My body is slim, trim, beaten into shape. I am stronger than last year. Stronger than Ironman. Plus, I gotz my hair cut!
This race is huge. 3400+ athletes. There are three waves in my age group. That's waves M-L-C for you young people (that's mid life crisis). ROFL...
I have been doing these zippy little workouts, but I am ready to wind it down. I feel so sore when I wake up in the morning, but when I get into the workout, I am kicking arse, which is the way it should be.
Dee Dee and I will be making the trip down Saturday. I want to arrive around lunch time to avoid having to rush to do anything. It's about a two hour drive from Atlanta. Driving over should be a no brainer.
There will be tons and tons of bloggie peeps at this race. Some who will be spectating, and some who will be tuning up for their first Iron distance race. I can't wait to see everybody! It's almost more fun than racing!!
This is a super special race for me. I honestly didn't think that this year would be all that exciting for me. It being an "off" year and all. Thanks to Dee Dee and my coach, I have the opportunity to chase my dream of going sub-6. A special mwah!! to both of you (extra special for Dee Dee).
My race plans? Remember the scene from Lord of the Rings. Gandalf tells Aragorn before the Battle of Helms Deep.
"Look for my coming, at second light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the east."
and in my own words...
Look for me at the end of the fifth hour in the med tent! Sub-6 or death...