Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Last Tri!

Tonight I need to pack for my last triathlon of the season, the Wilmington YMCA triathlon (even though it's in Wrightsville Beach...). It's an odd 'sprint' - 1500 meter swim (with a current), 12 mile bike, 5K run, all very flat. Last year after doing this race, I swore I wouldn't do it again because the bike has a ton of potholes and the run is boring and mostly on a sidewalk. But after my very abbreviated season, I quickly decided I wanted IN! It's going to be a very competitive race and I'm looking forward to it. The race also starts early, at 7am, which means it will barely be sunrise. Nothing like swimming in the ocean at dawn! (i.e. shark feeding time, hee hee). Unfortunately, it doesn't look like a wetsuit is in the cards, so I guess I'm just going to have to swim my butt off without it.

5 comments:

Jennifer Harrison said...

Bri-
Good luck at your race this weekend! Sounds fun!! So glad you got to race later this year and do well too! ;) Jen H.

Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck! I am sure you are going to kick butt like usual. I did this race years ago and my most vivid memory was (as you mentioned)starting the swim in the dark and finishing with the sun up.

Beth said...

Good luck Bri!! Swim like a fish! Hope you guys have lots of fun. Can't wait to hear about it!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I LOVE that race - so much fun! Good luck with the sighting - I always got lost... and make sure that you either 1) get to the start on time or 2) make the bus... I ended up sprinting into the water about :30 before my wave went off. Nice, I know. :)

Enjoy Wilmington - such a fun beachside town (I mean, Writsville Beach!)

LZ said...

See you dark and early tomorrow... referring to Marit's comment, Eric is bring his bike so I can ride it to the start and he will just run over there and ride it back. We have had problems with the bus situation.

And don't piss off any volunteers...you could get arrested. :)