Currents within Puget Sound are going to be pretty light this coming weekend. Not a lot of help when they’re going with you but not too hard to paddle into if you have to. At least that’s the way I’m reading it.
I’m planning on leaving Tacoma about noon on Friday and looking to be done in Port Townsend on Sunday, 48 hours later. Weather looks like it might be a little uncooperative at this point but, who knows? The days are certainly getting longer and the temps are higher than the last time I did the course, back in January.
Yogi Berra once said, “Ninety percent of everything is mental, and the other half is all in your head.” Without getting into the math of it all, he had a good point, especially as it relates to things like the Seventy48. It’s an endurance race for most of us and the ability to endure is more of a mental attribute than physical. The muscle between the ears is the one that needs to be the strongest.
The race is about a month out now and I’m not sure exactly where I am at the moment, preparation-wise. Going out and doing the route again is one way to find out.