Thursday, October 30, 2008

On Site - IMFL



I am on site at Ironman Florida 2008. I wound up flying in to Pensacola, renting a car and then driving down to Panama City Beach. It's a 100 mile drive.

I checked in to the hotel and though the location is great, the room is very pedestrian. To make it worse, the WiFi in my room sucks so I am going to make this quick.

I went to Wal-Mart to load on up food stuffs. You know... peanut butter, carrots, oatmeal, bagels, Odwalla bars and water. I think I have so much water in this room, I should probably build an ark.

This morning, I went for a swim. 7 am practice swim. THere were about 50 - 75 other maniacs out there when I got in the water. 41 degrees at 7 am. Water was 68 degrees. Did 1.2 mile swim in 36 minutes... average HR 138. I did IMFL 2006 swim in 72 minutes. So... I am pretty pleased as that is not bad time for someone who has only swam SIX TIMES since mid-August.

I picked up my packet and was first person in line for that. I am number 1179. Then, I picked up my bike and did a 23 minute ride which covered 7 miles. I went through the expo and bought some hats, cycling gloves and a new gym bag.

I am going to go for a run here shortly. We need to move our cars away from the hotel as they'll need the street cleared for the race.

Just a quick update. I'm here now and getting ready to go.

2 comments:

eva said...

I can see you need your mom to drive, shop, upgrade and just generally facilitate your experience.
Have fun.

Joseph said...

I'm not sure where else to post this, but TJ has finished his swim in 1:14:05. Joy! Way to go!