Michelle, Jane and Cathy have made it to New York. Michelle concluded a conversation with me by saying: “I have to get off the phone now. I have to breathe.” She was anxious. She said Jane was the most calm. That makes sense. Jane has been in more events of this type. Jane knows Michelle is prepared and ready. Jane knows what to do. Thank goodness for Jane.
The plan for today is to participate in the swimmers’ session from 1:00-3:00 and then relax before the race tomorrow. The race begins around 9:15AM or when the tide is right. Jane and Cathy will be at the pier by 6:00AM to meet the boat that will accompany Michelle. The large boats meet up with their swimmer in the East River someplace. They depend on the kayakers to help them find their swimmers among the field. It is good that Jane knows Michelle’s stroke and I believe she will be able to pick her out easily.
Tags: Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, MIMS