Kelly Williamson’s Race Report from Longhorn 70.3
It is a cold, dreary, rainy Monday morning in Austin today; the morning after Longhorn 70.3. All of those whom competed, spectated and volunteered are probably quite happy that this weather did not hit 24-hours earlier. On the contrary, we lucked out with an absolutely perfect day for yesterdays event of 2500 people.
Derick (husband and fellow racer today!) dropped me off at the lake/swim-to-bike transition at about 5:45, and he then drove himself to the arena to park and take a shuttle. Nice husband he is…he did not get back to the lake (start area) for over an hour! Seeing that my start time was 7:30 AM, I would have been flipping out had I of rolled in there at 7:00. It was a rather dark and chilly (but not cold) morning. In all reality, it was ideal weather. The swim was wetsuit legal for both pros and amateurs, so I put on my sleeveless Zoot wetsuit around 7:00 and headed to the water. I often opt for sleeveless in any water temperatures above 70-degrees, as I get warm pretty easily. Once the Run Far gang corralled the pros back behind the timing mats, we made our way into Decker Lake for the in-water start promptly at 7:30. […]