Last update before the starting bell: Exceptionally poor rest/work plan for my last 24 hours, so I will be starting tired. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, after years of insomnia and scheduling turbulence, I am used to functioning at a fairly high level without a whole lot of sleep. So there’s that.
If you are interested in following the progress of the race in general, and the Basura del Mar in particular, there’s a page on the Seventy48 site that charts all the racers in real time. It’s pretty cool and it goes live at 5pm PST today. The race starts at 5:30, which means that, for that one final half-hour, I’ll be right there with the pack. Once the race starts, I expect that will change quickly.
Wish me luck. Here we go!