Saturday, November 08, 2008

Peak flow

I'm so psyched about peak flow. And no, I'm not talking about some woo-woo psychological thing.

I'm talking about the incoming tide at Wrightsville Beach for Beach to Battleship iron-distance triathlon next year.

Peak tidal flow is going to happen about 4 minutes before the start of the swim leg in 2009. Which should hopefully carry me to the swim exit in a very very nice extra-quick time, well under the longest swim of the 2008 race, 1:32.

That extra 20-30 minutes or so could make all the difference to me on race day! Because this time I WILL FINISH the full 140.6 miles. By the cutoff. Just in case you were wondering. If only to collect all the charity money that people have promised me after I finish this thing.

And then I can retire from iron-distance racing. And marathoning.

5 comments:

Rainmaker said...

I had a coworker do it this year and found the current to be awesome as well.

That's my kinda race!

No Whining Allowed said...

Hey Nancy! I found your post encouraging. 361 days from now I will be facing my first Ironman in Panama Beach :) Between now and then I have 65 pounds to lose and a lot of working out to do. ;) I'm cheering you on!!! Run Big!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Man, that's either a fast set of swimmers or that tidal flow is purty strong!

ShirleyPerly said...

Well, I did not want to do another iron distance race until I thought I could finish the swim in 1:30 or better. This may be the ticket!

(And thanks for the comment. Sorry, no more carrot cake left :-)

Fe-lady said...

Go with the flow! Sounds fun- but I think they should make you swim against it for a real challenge! Where is your sense of adventure! HA!