It seems a little odd to go back and write about Saturday after everything is over, but I am going to do it anyway.
Saturday turned out to include a few more things to do than I thought it would. I started out with a short ride around the parking lot to make sure my bike was ok. I also had a very short run on the schedule.
Bikes have to be checked in the day before the event. Someone posted a great place to park so you didn’t get stuck in the transition area traffic. It was a few blocks away so I was able to ride from my car to the transition and then do the run back to the car.
I wanted to find a landmark to find my bike easily. Fortunately there was a sign about littering at the end of the row.
After delivering my bike, I went to convention center and attended the athlete briefing. I heard some good tips. The best one was the number of yellow and orange buoys on the swim which helped tremendously on Sunday morning.
I stopped to buy ice for my ice bath after the race on Sunday. My coach, Sam Morgan, swears by an ice bath after a long event. Hurts like crazy but I think it helps me. Then I went and took a nap.