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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Race Weekend

Thursday, September 8, 2011
We arrived in Madison and went straight to packet pickup.  They ran us all over the terrace, but it was nice to get through all of it before the rush that came over the next couple of days. 

We have our race numbers, our transition bags, our special needs bags and the excitement just kept growing!!  We decided to go check into our hotel and complete our workouts for the day to burn off some of that excitement!!

Friday, September 9, 2011
This started with our morning swim followed by a short run around the capitol to shake out the legs.  We then went and had lunch with some AMAZING friends, Sue and Michele, at The Great Dane.  We sat and talked for hours.  So long in fact, that we were the only ones left in the seating area in the basement!!

The athlete dinner Friday night was great!!  It was fun to see the excitement and all of the people who were going to be participating in the exact same conditions that we would be competing in in just a couple of days!!  Some real amazing people doing really amazing things!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011
After completing our morning swim and bike, we dropped our bike and gear off in transition.  It is official...we are ready to go!!

We watched the Iowa State vs. Iowa game that went into 3 overtimes.  GO STATE!!  I was so happy to see them win!!  We then had a dinner with our parents and got a good night's sleep.

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!

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