Cozumel Ironman -My first Ironman race!
..........my husband, Tomasz and I arrived in Cozumel on Friday,
The flight was delayed from Dallas to Cozumel so we arrived late in the
afternoon. We rushed to pick up
our race packets and attend the last mandatory meeting, which was in
Saturday morning we went to the swim start for the practice
swim. They had half of the course open but I didn't want to swim that much so I
cut it short and swam for about 15 minutes. Seeing the course before hand was
really great. Feeling the jellyfish stings before hand was also good because I
knew what to expect on race day. The
water was warm and the visibly was 100%. It was my first ocean swim J. After the swim, we
spent most of the day in the hotel setting up our bags for the race. I was triple checking to make sure I
didn’t forget anything. At 2pm, we
cycled with our bags to T1 and set up our bikes.
Race day, we woke up at 3:00 AM. Tripled checked again to make sure we weren’t forgetting
anything. For breakfast, I had
three pancakes, two bananas, and two bottle of water.
We took the bus shuttle to T1. Before the swim, just standing, my heart rate was 113. I was so nervous and scared. Scared of the massive swim start. My plan was to start all the way toward
the back of the pack. My goal was
to finish not die! ...........