I love a good taper

sleep, eat, sleep, train a little bit, sleep....oh, how much i appreciate some time off!

I was not feeling good at all, but i think the caboose is catching up to the engine now and im starting to feel a lot better. The excitement is building around here. New Orleans is going to be taken over by a bunch of healty triathletes who love a good party. The locals wont know what to think....you mean, you can excercise and have fun too? they will surely be confused.

The weatherman says race day will be breezy with winds out of the south (humid, yeah!) and a high of 80 and a 30% chance of rain. but depending on what channel you are on - that may be a little different. thats the way the weather is around here. you never know what you're gonna get. like yesterday for example - they said bad rain all afternoon and at 3pm the lake was calm and i had a great swim. go figure. no rain, just clouds.

So, things are lookin' good. the race (and air) will be thick with competitors and will be a battle.
Can't wait..