|Saturday... I had sand in places I didn't know I had due to the sand storms|
and high winds, but that wasn't going to stop us from supporting
our Tri It Together athletes!
|The Garrett sisters, Susan and me... during one of the calm moments|
of the weekend.
For the 2nd year we decided to camp at the onsite campground... and for the 2nd year, we dealt with AMAZINGLY CRAZY weather. 70 mile per hour winds, rain, dust storms... thank goodness we had a trailer! We didn't go outside unless we had to... or were racing/supporting racing. Our Tri It Together Club tent blew away and broke, the windstorms during the Saturday sprint were so bad that you couldn't see 1 foot in front of you and the swim... oh the poor athletes doing the swim... the bouys blew away, couldn't find the course, finally they just announced to come in to the finish line.
That was Saturday. The wind blew so hard both nights that it kept us up, wondering if everything was OK outside. Sunday morning - race day. Woke up to a light breeze and figured the weather would be OK for the race... and it was... until transition set up... when it started to rain... and it was cold. I think that is enough of a set up to let the photos tell the rest of the story...
|Not the best photo, but shows the craziness of transition... and with Susan!|
|While I was still feeling good on the bike... even in the rain...|
|Our cold, wet, but happy-we-were-done Tri It Together athletes. It was a|
tough race, but it proved to me the Ironman training is working. Time to trust the training...
One week to go...