Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Unexpected Turn

Here is a pretty cool shot while still in the pool.

What race would be complete without a few bumps along the way. The evening is much cooler than expected and many folks are without the proper gear. We tried to warm Wayne's feet by inserting plastic bags, but that only worked for a few laps. I was able to devise a set of duct tape toe warmers for him, now others are asking for them. I may have to get a taxi to Wal-Mart for more duct tape.

It is 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, and he is about 150 kilometers into the bike. We will stop for solid food around midnight and then sleep at 3:00 a.m. He just flew by and said his feet were toasty now.
Michael G. from Germany has just joined the fray as the first of the decairon competitors onto the bike course. I believe his swim time was under fourteen (14) hours.

1 comment:

  1. ClenbuterolBirthday CookiesOkay, I think I fixed the posting problem. You can all try to post a comment now. We just returned from a short break so that Wayne could eat some caliente food. Wayne passed the halfway point on the bike this evening and caliente food was our small celebration. As many of you ultra folks know, small victories along the way prove to be extremely helpful. With a strong second half he should be off the bike by Tuesday evening. To put it in perspective, when those of you back home sat down to Sunday dinner, Wayne started the bike portion. You went to bed, got up, went to work, will go to bed tonight, get up for work tomorrow and by the time you come home it will be time to start the run.
    The deca race has seen a few changes at the top, as the two mexican racers have moved into second and fourth places. The quint has stayed the same all day with Andreas first, Wayne second, Michelle third and Ilka fourth.