Jeremy, Kevin, Ben, and I are getting ready. My anxiety level today is at an all time high. It’s been raining most of the week in New Orleans. I went to the race briefing and people were asking about the swim portion in regards to the weather. The response of one of the race management was ” Don’t worry about the weather. Worry about the Bacteria.” My understanding is that when it rains the lake gets churned up and carries runoff from streets, highways etc. This raises the bacteria in the lake to dangerous levels. Of course I will be extraordinarily upset if I contract some flesh eating bacteria but riding the 2 lb road bike in the rain and wind with my feet locked into the pedals has me on the verge of a sheer panic attack.
On a good note , doing 70.3 miles in one day without a car means I can virtually eat anything I want today!!