Sandman Sprint! A girlfriend and I signed up for this as the perfect end of summer beach weekend. It's enough of a goal to keep us moving, but not something so extensive to stress over. Also, where better to end a race then on the beach? (Typical Florida girl!) September is also the perfect time of year for such an excursion: the tourists have all gone home, fall responsibilities haven't gotten too out of hand (Labor Day wasn't THAT long ago), and the weather is cool enough for race day with enough sun for beach time. It's truly the best of both worlds!
Though I'm very happy with my running lately, I have to admit my biking and swimming have fallen short. This is just another testament to workout buddies. With the girls I run with, one of us will always pick a route and time and all I need to do is show up (which is expected). With the swim and bike, I have to either find a partner for each outing, plan a workout, and/or get down to the gym for a class. Not that any of these options are tremendously difficult, just rather that they are up to me to execute. This will be an experiment to see just how much muscle memory can come into play come race day.
One last minute note included in a recent email that gave me pause:
"We know that Hurricane Igor is out in the Atlantic. The current weather forecast is for sunny skies and a high temperature of 80 degrees. The storm has the potential to cause rough surf. No determination concerning altering or canceling the swim will be made until race morning." Yea... we'll have to wait and see how that goes.
Time to review my check list, pack up the car, and get ready for the fun weekend ahead!