Then I will fly from North Carolina to Maryland and race here the following weekend:
I've never attempted such a double. And I have NO idea how it's going to go. You don't know until you try right? I'm just super excited to spend back to back weekends doing what I absolutely love - RACING!
One thing I do know is, there's no need to pack my coat! The temps in Raleigh should be nice and toasty (forecasted in the high 80s/low 90s with plenty of southern humidity). And although it's too far out to tell about Eagleman, ANYONE who has done that race in the past knows this: it WILL be super hot, it WILL be super humid and the snow cones they serve out on the run course at the turnaround WILL make you temporarily forget that you are dying a slow and painful death. :) Gotta love Eagleman!
I'm also super excited about this double because I will get to see (and stay with!) my family at both -- my sister and brother in law live very near Raleigh and my parents are making the drive up from South Carolina. And then my in-laws live near Baltimore and will be hosting me until Oscar picks me up to make the rest of the trek out to the eastern shore of MD for Eagleman!
I've been looking forward to these 2 weekends ever since I hatched the idea to try this double. Finally time to GIDDY UP! :) Now the only thing standing in my way is - you guessed it - PACKING. UGH! 11 days away, 2 races, lots of wheels (SO. MANY. WHEELS!), and a whole lot of PowerGels. However will this all weigh less than 50 lbs?!?!
Best of luck to all those racing these next weekends! Hope to see you out there!