I'll be packing everything up today and leaving tomorrow for Osoyoos. I went for a lake swim yesterday and noticed (to my alarm) that I had two significant tears in my wetsuit. They were deep too -- only luck prevented them from becoming a genuine hole. I have no idea how I nicked my suit -- fingernails, rocks, etc. Mind you, I've put four years of wear into that suit so I suppose some wear and tear is normal. I was nervous going into the lake with it -- what if it becomes a hole? How am I going to fix it? Why does this have to happen days before my race?
After my swim and after my wetsuit dried, I went over the suit inch-by-inch. Armed with super glue, I fixed every nick and tear I could find. I was quite pleased with my handiwork! I kept thinking that the worst case scenario would be to crack out a roll of duct tape -- I remember Trevor telling us (in Penticton) how moments before a race, he pulled his wetsuit zipper too aggressively and ripped it right out! He had a couple of people literally wrap duct tape around him like a mummy!! LOL!!!
Have a great weekend of racing everyone!!!!!
Good luck Kelly -- you are going to have an awesome time!!
Jenna -- Rock on, girl! Let'er rip!! LOL!!
Kelsey -- "The Naked Triathlete" -- Hehe-hehe-heheh-- Sorry, I can't help it ever since you told me about the skinny-dipping lake where your race is going to be held! Good luck on your race and think "turtle." :) :) :)
Darryl - Have a great race and don't hold anything back -- you are going to have a GREAT swim this time!!!!