Everyone is always talking about "At Ironman they do this" "M-dot they do that" "Ironman is the greatest" "Once you do an Ironman event, you can't go back" blah, blah, blah!
OK I get it! Ironman organization is great! But I don't believe it, I don't understand what makes it 'so cool'.
So I signed up, I'll see firsthand what makes these events 'the best'.
First, I had to sign up almost a year in advance. For a 70.3! Not a full Ironman, but a half. A half, people!
Apparently, I was the only to sign up but 2,681 other people signed up with me. Let me say that again
2,681 people! For a half!
I love Vegas races. They are tough and draw an international crowd and some of them are big, we even had one sell out.
At 700 people!
OK. So perhaps I am in for a rude awakening. If I think 700 is big I can't even imagine what 2,600 feels like.
Washing Machine?! Chaos?! I wonder what it feels like to come in last with 2,600 people in front of you?
Let me remind you....
This is a half!
It seems that the pro's love it too!
We have 40 male pro's and 30 female's.
That's a crap load of pro's. Hell, I am didn't think there WAS that many pro's!
Matt Reed (Olympian)
Michael Lovato (Ryan's secret crush)
There's even a rumor that Macca is going to be here (or New Orleans).
Is there any one not here?
I was originally worried that I would hate being lapped by that mean people, but then I realized that they'll be done (and showered and napped) before I am done with the bike (maybe the swim!).
I'm on my way to the expo now, so I'll you know what 2,600 people shoved into one room feels like.
Oh by the I don't if this race is broadcasted on ironmanlive.com, but my number is:
If I don't talk to you again:
See you at finish line!