Hot hot hot!
We're in Cambridge, Maryland right now (got in late last night), enjoying the nice cool ac of our hotel room. Holy crap it's hot out! It almost makes me glad that I'm doing the aquavelo (almost) because it is going to be one tough day. Literally, just dropping our bikes off in transition was enough to leave me soaking wet and practically sick to my stomach. I think the medics will be very busy come tomorrow.
Not suprising, the wave I'm in is the last to go off, so the swim could be pretty crowded. Since I don't have to worry about running, the nutrition plan is definitely not as high on the priority list. I'm still going to eat and drink, but I'm not as concerned about it as I would be if I knew I still had 13.1 mile of hot hot hot running to go. Frankly, the whole feel of the race is different - I feel like I should be wearing a sign that says, "Yes, I'm a poser. I'm doing the aquavelo. Have fun on that run for me." Even the official race t-shirt I got says aquavelo on it, lest I think I did the entire half ironman and tried to con others in also thinking so should I ever wear it out.
I do get to test out the foot tomorrow since my rack is about as far away from the swim exit as possible. There is no way I am going to WALK out of the swim to my bike. I don't even know if I could do that - you just have to sprint out of the water and through transition, right? But I was going to try and run anyways Monday, so one day earlier shouldn't make a difference.