As for online options go, ironmanlive.com is the official site for timing-chip updates and pace information. I'll be racing under bib #1581. For color commentary, follow Kristine on Twitter; she'll be tweeting photos and updates throughout the race!
The forecast for Sunday includes a little bit of everything: cooler temperatures, patchy sun, scattered showers and a bit of wind. Rain during the swim or run is no problem, but I'm definitely hoping for dry roads while I'm on the bike.
SWIM START:7am ZRH Sunday / 1am EST Sunday / 10pm PST Saturday
I've been trying to get a feel for my swim fitness this week and can't quite put a finger on it. I definitely think I will be faster than I was at St. George, but that's a given considering the atrocious conditions there. I'd like to be in the low 50's. If I could be out of transition before the 60-minute mark, I'll be completely satisfied.
BIKE START:8am ZRH / 2am EST / 11pm PST
I pre-rode the bike course yesterday, but again, I'm having trouble estimating my fitness in this regard. I felt fantastic back home, but the week has been rough on my legs so far. It's a fast, flat course with a few steep, grinding climbs sprinkled throughout. I'm going to be conservative and target 5.5 hours for this leg (2:45 per lap).
RUN START:1-2pm ZRH / 7-8am EST / 4-5am PST
The run will be such an enormous question-mark for me this weekend. My IT and hamstring have been a problem for the better part of two months now, and I haven't done a lick of running since mid-June. I'm going to try and hold a steady, even pace for as long as I can... and then walk the rest. This leg could take anywhere from four to six (or more) hours.
EARLIEST FINISH:5pm ZRH / 11am EST / 8am PST
With this bum leg, I'll be thrilled to finish under twelve hours. If I get out onto the course and the leg's not so much an issue, who knows what could happen? Sub-11 could definitely be possible.