Made it…

to Utah that is. The trip wasn’t that bad from Boston. My first flight out of Boston landed in Denver 30 minutes early. Wow! That has NEVER happened. The plane ride from Denver to Las Vegas was pretty uneventful as well. Again, Southwest managed to arrive early, which is pretty darn good. The first thing I saw when I stepped foot into the terminal were slot machines. Yup, I am in Vegas. I did resist temptation and just kept moving on to get my bike and luggage. All I can say is that the Vegas airport is like no other.

I met my friend Mark at baggage claim and we headed out on our adventure to St. George, Utah. We stopped for a quick salad at a restaurant becuase it was not good. Let’s just say they served us microwaved chicken. Yuck! So when I got to my condo I did some snacking and chatting with my teammates, and then hit the sheets.

Waking up in an unfamiliar place is always tough, especially when there is a time change. The first order of business was to put my bike together and then head out to check out the ironman swim. The water was freezing. I actually felt like my face was going to turn into an ice cube. I did my easy swim and got the heck out of there. I am not quite sure how I am going to swim 2.4 miles in the ice box, but I must deal as I don’t really have any other option.

After the daily workouts, we headed out to drive the bike and run courses. This race is going to be pretty challenging given the hills and wind. There is one hill along the course that is a pretty steep grade along a cliff. I am just praying for no cross winds up there! The run starts with a 3 mile climb. Yowsa! And not to mention each is a double loop. Saturday is going to be one heck of a day.

I will share some pics once my computer allows me to upload into my blog…


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