I was extremely nervous going into this race. I was haunted by my experience at Racine last year, where even though I finished, I quit. I was also quite nervous about this race in terms of performance, not in terms of meeting a goal time, but in terms of the fear that my Half at Appleton was a one hit wonder race.

For me my race started Saturday, I slept in fairly late. When I woke bummed about abit, helped clean up the house a little, and then washed my bike. Mary and I headed down to registration, to pick up our packets (it was her first half). After that we went for a swim/bike/run