Friday, March 6, 2009
THE NIGHT BEFORE MY FIRST IRONMAN
The adrenaline is pumping and I am very excited to step up and race my first Ironman tomorrow: All is well and i am feeling really good and relaxed at the moment. There are quite some changes compared to ITU racing but it should be no problem to adapt here. Some rules are strange-but its the same for everyone.
The past days went by fast and the training effort has been on recovery mode for some time. We just changed our accommodation in a more quiet place and that will give me the necessary space I need before the competition. My friends Chris and Natasha came all the way from Germany/Luxembourg to support me and give me a hand in the days leading up to the race. Alicia is doing all the organization and planing every day, which turns out to be quite a bit of work.
Finally my new Liger bike from MaxLelli arrived and I found a great position which will assure me a good bike split out there.
You can follow me on Friday night at 18:45 (MEZ) on Ironman.com. (It is local Taupo/NZL time 6:45 am) My race number will be 28 and I will wear a fancy white custom-made suit from my sponsor Santini SMS.
Thanks to Triathl’Aix for the support in 2009.
I better get some rest- it will be a long but successful day tomorrow.
Over and out
unter 12:43 PM