A few updates.
The Swim Course has been changed. The course now runs counter clockwise with the buoys on the left. This moves the course to a more protected inlet. The swim course exit has changed from the printed materials.
Water temperature will be taken at 4:45am. Low probability that it will be below 76.1 degrees. So, anticipate swimsuit optional and if you decide to wear one, you will start at the back of the last group. I hope the water dips under 76.1, but it looks like it will be over by a tad.
The last 12 to 14 miles of the bike ride is expected to have headwinds between 15-20 miles per hour. So, brace yourself for a smart bike strategy at the end.
Also, as you walk up to check-in tent, on the left, you will see the Ironman Triathlon Team tent. If you signed up under DCTC, your name will be on the list. You will get a special band to wear post race that gets you into the Tri Team Tent – and three free beer coupons. So, don’t forget to get your special band.
I am thinking of taking a practice swim at 11:00am. Feel free to join me. We can swim where the swim course exit is located. I will have a DCTC shirt on.