Yahooo!!! We finish getting ready and head down to the lobby to meet the fellow TNT'ers.
It was two great cheering posters and thank you from the TNT coach's and mentors. Matter of fact Every TNT athlete had one on there hotel door! It was totally great to see all of them around the hotel.
We then headed downstairs to check the latest on the weather but no word was known. After waiting for 25 mins and about that many trips to the bathroom :) we got word that the Swim was Canceled. Booooo!!! Now it was going to be determined what time a duathlon would start and it would be a 5k/40k/10k for the Olympic folks. I must say I was not too happy with the swim cancellation but I could understand as the bacteria count was too high due to all the rain run off but I was really not looking forward to running a totally of 9.3 miles.
We unpacked the swim gear and next thing you know a text message states Race has been canceled! Damn! Oh well, I was actually more satisfied with the whole thing canceled rather than taking on a du-athlon. So now that everything was off we changed clothes and went to breakfast, yeah, great big ol` breakfast tacos w/avocado and wheat pancakes. Yummy.
Further text's messages came across stating that we could return to transition with your timing chip and race number to get your bike. We got back to the hotel and put on crappy clothes and sandals as we knew this was going to be a muddy and wet experience.
And finally my bike So even though it was great trip to meet fellow athletes, get the goody bag and know that with all the training I did, as well as JD, that we were ready for this race. So the next plan will be to focus on the upcoming Tejas Sprint Tri on June 10th.
Overall it was great experience as I learned some things for nutrition the day before the race, got a great picture in the TNT group and in front of the Texas Capital and am pumped up to focus on being with Team In Training for the fall marathon season. And I met some really really great people on a mission to raise money for Blood Cancer,