Friday, October 31, 2008


Intercostal Waterway Swim Route

Sharkie and I flew into Wilmington, NC this weekend to volunteer and watch the inaugural Beach2Battleship Iron distance race. The weather is extremely cold.

Our trip down yesterday was full of talk about different training plans for Ironman. We almost missed our connecting flight in Atlanta while reading things.

Alot questions have come to mind so far with the logistics of this race. The start is 8 miles from the finish. T1 is 6 miles away. T2 is on the other side of a waterway. I am so glad that we came to take a look before actually doing this race. It can be done but will require more pre-planning than most races.
We are heading to the expo today and have lots of questions.

Waddling along the beach.......................


SWTrigal said...

We are anxiously awaiting your report as the NM Outlaws want to do this on next year...What is extremely cold?

amybee said...

Cool (weather and your being there to check out the logistics...)

My husband and I were in NC last spring. Went to Calabash (Brunswick) to golf and check out the state to see if it is a place we might consider moving to for our "golden years".

Thought Calabash was a little too sleepy, but we had lunch in Wilmington the day before we left.

LOVED Wilmington and also Carolina Beach.

Nice to know they have a big tri community...

Looking forward to hearing about the event.

Have fun1

21stCenturyMom said...

Vineman is like that - you bike out of Guernville and land in Windsor for the run. It isn't that bad except we had to take a bus back to the car after the race is over and then go back and get the bikes which was sort of a pain. If they let you rack your bike the night before (not possible at Vineman) and then bus you to the start then it would be no problem at all. They bring your stuff to the finish for you.

Anyhow - don't let those logistical concerns influence you too much. They are really no big deal.

IronSnoopy said...

What FUN!!!

What will you be doing for volunteer?!?!

I can't wait to hear all about it. :)