Distracted millennial brain went to check it, and in the Musselman Triathlon page someone had posted a link to the wave times and swim cap colors.
7:07 a.m. Yellow.
I've prepared for the half ironman like a madwoman. I know my weekend plan. I know the course. I've made my packing list. I've visited the ATM. I've been chugging water, flavored with cucumbers and lemons, like crazy. I've been slightly obsessive about it, trolling the Facebook page and Twitter hashtag compulsively. I've read every word of preparation material on Musselman's web site.
Still, it hasn't felt quite real to me that the race is in four days.
Until I saw that one little bit of information. I felt myself shaking a little bit and suddenly that affordable housing report was hard to focus on.
7:07 a.m. Yellow cap.
|Zebra Mussels that live in Seneca Lake...|
...and might bite me.
I've only guessed how far I've gone in open water. What if I'm wrong and my swimming is worse than I thought?
What if I run into transition and forget where my bike is?
What if I forget one of USA Triathlon's many rules and get disqualified?