Friday, May 11, 2007

Eagleman Half Ironman Forum

My stomach is now starting to knot. It always does when I look at the swim wave start times for
my next big race. Don't go rushing to see them....they are NOT up yet for this year...I was looking at last years swim starts. But, a little birdy told me they will be up VERY shortly!

I was curious because I found the official Eagleman Forum where someone asked about the current. A very knowledgeable forum member provided the low tide time: 7:22 a.m. and said that the current shouldn't start picking up and be bad until about 8 a.m.
Well, when am I swimming? I thought. I hate being last to go. Not only do I have to finish later because I started the journey later, but also it is hotter! And I hate standing around with early morning jitters -- the worst hurry up and wait of my life.
If they do it the same as last year, I will start with the Athena's at 8:08 a.m. in the third to last heat. My goal is to swim fast because the longer I take, the worse the current will be after the turn around especially. My only consolation is that if I was not an Athena, I'd only get to start 5 minutes earlier at 8:03.
So, for now, I'll take a deep breath and worry more about that 16 miles I have to run in 8 days.


TriGirl 40 said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for better swim wave start times... Thanks for sharing the link to the forum!

Nancy Toby said...

LIFE IS GOOD! That means we swim together!!!!!!

Last year the Athenas had the primo rack spot right by the bike exit next to the pros. I'm hoping for the same this year!