First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANEE! My beautiful wife is my everything and has been completely selfless during my preparation for this race. I owe her big time for putting up with some of my high-strung antics…We’ll also be properly celebrating her birthday on Sunday here in Hawaii!
Posted on fb on Friday:
Well, it’s almost go time. The outpouring of support that I’ve gotten from so many people the last few days and months, even from folks I don’t know very well, is incredible to me. I thank all of you, and one of my main goals tomorrow is to honor your well wishes with the absolute best that I can give. We race individually, but all of you will be in my thoughts throughout tomorrow helping to bring me to the line. I completed the toughest training I’ve ever done leading up to this race, at times thinking Bettina (my coach) might be trying to kill me ;). When the training started tapering off, the focus turned to the mental aspect needed for such a tough race and I am confident that I am prepared to suffer with the best of them. But if I suffer, I’m doing it with a smile on my face because I am grateful just to be here. I will take it all in, even if it hurts, and I will enjoy it. Thanks again to each and every one of you for your well wishes and support! Repping RACELAB, NAU, ARIZONA, and OHIO!!!