7 November 2008
Say Hello to Lake Mead
I took a quick swim in Lake Mead… part of my tradition. I want to say hello to the water, and ask it to let me swim in it for race day. Make friends with the water.
Lake Mead is a really nice lake (at least the part I got to meet)… it is so clear, it was as clear as bath water. Apparently it’s the source of drinking water for Las Vegas.
Apparently there are are lots of fish, and often scuba diving in the lake… Next time I come to vegas I think I need to go scuba diving.
Tonight I should go to sleep EARLY (to late for that, it’s 10:16pm!) and sleep in late (ok, I can still do that, but that means missing the pancake breakfast at 8am)… So Dave and Rich, have fun at breakfast without me.
I’ve taken a ton of photos of my prep… I document all the gear I brought along, I would love to upload it now, but probably should go to bed instead.
One thing I’m struggling with is my nutrition plan, and the bag drop policy for the race… I guess I should have done more research on this ahead of time, but apparently the race bags for T1 + T2 are dropped off tomorrow afternoon before 2pm. Why is this a big deal? Well, I normally would have some nutrition in my run (T2) bag… things like prepared Perpentium + water… If I could drop these bags off at race morning, then it would be no big deal… but since I have to drop them off 14 hours earlier… I’m a little dubious about preparing and leaving it in the bags for 14 hours. Hmmm…
Of course Dave, and the race director are mocking me for wanting to use a fuel belt at all… Can’t you use the fuel we supply at aid stations? Well… because I had to train with my fuel!!!!
One idea is to leave the powder in the flasks without water… and just add some water at the first couple aid stations… That might work, and actually make my belt lighter in the race.
So, I’ll sleep on it, and make a decision in the morning.
- Type: Swim
- Date: 11/07/2008
- Time: 22:24:37
- Total Time: 00:12:00.00
- Average Heart rate: 130
- Max Heart rate: 146
- Distance: 365.76 m
- Average Pace: 3:16.22/100m