Lisa said that after last year.  Not me.  She said it.  I wouldn’t dare.

This year, she looks forward – 2 sleeps away – to a second ride with the advantage of knowing what’s what.

Looking back, I was under prepared. In fairness, I think there’s very little that can prepare you for the first time but I’d just completed my first half ironman (which I didn’t really train specifically for as my A race that year was an Olympic) and only had about two weeks of specific training.