Saturday, September 18, 2010

Countdown to Syracuse 70.3

Tomorrow is my last tri of the season, and it's great to be ending it at home with the inaugural Ironman Syracuse 70.3.  This will be my first Ironman branded race, so I'm looking forward to comparing it with the other half-iron distance races I've done like Rev3 and Musselman.

I went to pick up my packet yesterday, and was underwhelmed by the schwag.  No women's cut race shirts...and we all know how I feel about that.  With a race that has, in my estimation, about 800 or more women racing, I'm surprised they can't splurge for women's shirts.  Nonetheless, I don't do these races for the goody bags, so I'm not going to hold it against Ironman!!



I did end up buying another long sleeve, women's shirt with the Syracuse 70.3 logo, so I'm all set with bragging shirts!

My Train-This teammate, Amelia, drove down from Canada yesterday to stay with us for the weekend.  We have had a great time talking about her adventures in Africa and beyond, triathlon this and that, giving her the low-down on the course, and much more.  She seems to be one of the kind of people you meet in your life that you instantly connect with.  I'm so glad she decided to stay with us this weekend.  Here she is spread out in the studio, making lists of some kind, and doing the intensive pre-race prep we all do the day before a race!


Today, Kel and I are going to drop the boys off at Gramma's and Grampa's house for a slumber party, then off to the race site to check in the bikes, and then we are going to head over to the team dinner at Mike's house.  It should be a wonderfully relaxed day.

If you want to follow me tomorrow on Ironmanlive.com, my bib number is #831, and my wave takes off at 7:40.  And in case you were wondering, my husband is KellyM (#415) and I'm KellyJ.  It's Kel's first half-ironman, and he is going to rock it!!  It probably doesn't hurt that we will both be sporting Trakkers green, either!!

12 comments :

  1. Be sure to tell us how it went!! How exciting!

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  2. Have a great race tomorrow! Looking forward to reading all about it :)

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  3. GL tomorrow! I can't wait to read all about it when you have time to pose a RR.

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  4. can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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  5. Good luck, tomorrow!

    Side note: I am surprised they didn't have women's shirts. The 70.3 in Galveston did and when I registered for IMTX and we had to put our shirt sizes, they listed women's sizes and said that they run small (which is true if it is the same style as the 70.3 shirts).

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  6. yeah I will never wear the shirt that we got (P.S. aren't finishers shirts supposed to be gotten at.. the finish?)

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  7. I know this may sound weird but I read your blog and also did the 70.3 today. I passed you on the bike (in your stand-out trackers green!) and thought, "Wow that's tri-mommy and she's kicking ass!". Gave me a little boost as I continued on. Hope you had a great race!

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  8. Fantastic as always! Can't wait to hear all about it-you looked great today and I hope you went out with a bang!

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  9. I was bummed about the shirts too. I got a med, which I never would have if I thought they would be men's. Oh well. Fun race & congrats on your finish!

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  10. Awesome job this weekend!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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Woo-hoo!! I want to hear from you!

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