Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Counting Down to Augusta 70.3...
This year Augusta is going to be different. Since it is three weeks out from my full iron race, I am not racing it but rather treating it more as a training day. We'll see how that goes. Just try and hold back this 'middle of the pack' speed - ha ha.
I think my main worry this year going into Augusta is nutrition. I failed at hydration last year and paid the price post race. I *think* I have it figured out based on a trial ride/run I did in Panama City but it still worries me. I know having an aero bottle has helped with my hydration a lot. Before I would wait until I wasn't passing or in traffic to try and grab a drink from my cage bottle, now I don't have to worry about those issues and it has made a tremendous difference.
The weather this year looks like it will be a good bit cooler which is a gift from God. In the past, Augusta has been ridiculously hot and/or raining neither of which are much fun. Let's hope that 10 day forecast holds up!
My race number is 1695. It was pointed out that the numbers add up to 21. Sounds like I was dealt a pretty good hand! With all that said, I am excited about Sunday, ready to see all my friends and get this party started! I guess I should start putting together a packing list... :)