The last couple days of training have been fairly light. Saturday was a trip out to the course and the pre race meeting. Since it was mandatory to come to the meeting, all the athletes were there, it was fun to see everyone and how they were handling the pressures of the games. A lot of the athletes are staying closer to the course, so I haven’t really seen too many of them until yesterday. In the meeting we also drew our pontoon start position…I found this a little stressful as we only had 20 seconds to choose! I ended up with #46 on the left side, near some good swimmers. Guess we’ll see race day if it was a good choice!

The night before the race and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’m not really nervous, which is good, and I’ve done all I can do to be ready. I’m not going into this as a pre-race favourite, so that takes a bit of the pressure off. I’m just going to go out there and do what I know I can! Not much else to add, so here are some more pictures to keep the readers happy!

Here is a shot of the pre-race meeting…how formal! Here is my bike all ready to go with my race # and Jingjing riding it!Here is my foreshadowing shot…practicing my post-race medallist interview….hey, you can never be too prepared!Here are couple shots for fun….the 50m pool at the OV, the guys at the end were having ‘swim races’…note all the bikinis in the background! Makes it tough to concentrate on your workout when everyone else is suntanning an goofing around! That will be me after tomorrow morning though! Ahh, and my favourite! These two speedo clad chaps (Javier and Bjorn is what I call them!) are on all the AC units around the village! I think they are hilarious! Don’t tell anyone but I just had to peel one off and stuck it on my bike box….

One more sleep until race day!!! It’s like Christmas eve!!

Later,

Lisa