by Pro Triathlete Tami
Race morning I woke up to thunder and rain so hard on the windows I couldn’t see out. By the time I was ready to head out to the race site it had settled down to just rain and occasional lightening.
Ironman 70.3 Austin is set up with two separate transition areas. Parking is by T2 and you take a shuttle to the swim start/T1. We arrived at T2 and it was still showering some so we just waited in the car for a while. Eventually it was time to head over to T1. From then until pretty close to the original race start time, 7:30 a.m., it kept raining on and off but no thunderstorms.
The start was delayed 15 minutes, which I found out at, oh, about 7:31.