Saturday, April 18, 2009

Day 3 in China

18Apr09-Haikou China-

Well woke up this morning at 0600 for another morning swim but it was not meant to be. It was coming down like crazy with rain and there was thunder and lightning. It poured down for quite awhile and I ended up leaving around 9 to head over to the swim start/transition area. The current was still pretty bad and they announced at the race briefing that there would be a change to the swim course do to the current. Instead of swimming the full 1.9K (1.2 Miles), we will have to run a section of about 200-300M down the beach. They made this change due to the fact that the current was strong in that section and they think some people might not be able to make the swim in that last section.

No one around here knows what is going to happen with the weather it is really a mystery. With it being a tropical area things can change in a matter of minutes it seems. The race director says that it should be high 80's with a chance of rain in the morning and late afternoon. Other rumor is it is going to be a beautiful day and nothing to worry about.

If you are interested in following the race it will be on Look for the link for athlete tracker or China 70.3. It will be starting Saturday at 1800 West Coast Time and hopefully I will be done by 2300-2359 West Coast time. For everyone in Korea it starts at 1000 Sunday morning and be finished by 1500-1600 Korea time. If for some reason you cannot find the link I will have my blog update late Sunday night Korea time/early Sunday morning West Coast Time.

I have attached some photos from the race briefing along with some pictures on the ride over to the TA from the hotel.

The Beach area where we will start the swim from
There was a wreck on the bridge so we got off the bus and started riding to the TA

Another photo of the swim start area

The guy going over the swim course

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