It's the evening before the big race and what a lovely evening it is! I can only imagine the apprehension and the excitement that the athletes must be feeling... We are here to cheer on friends who are crazy enough to attempt this event: 4K swim + 180K bike ride + 42.2K run... all in a row!! Tomorrow will be a long, long day.
We are staying at the Mountain Brook Lodge in Wilmington, NY - about 20km outside of Lake Placid. It's been great so far! Al & Alicia, the hosts, are very welcoming and make sure that all of our needs are met. I think everyone staying here is related to the race somehow - athletes, friends & families. It'll be quite a sight tomorrow morning as most of us will be leaving before 5am. Yes, you read that correctly: BEFORE 5am. :-) Hubby is volunteering at the event and has to arrive at his post at 4:45am, so he'll be heading out around 4am.
Unfortunately, they're calling for rain & thundershowers on and off on race day. Not much we can do about that... I just hope our friends who are competing - Melanie, Vanessa & John - have a safe and succcessful day.
All for now! Time to get ready for bed. :-)
simply jag xox