Though the outcome was nearly inevitable, all hope was being held that Active would find something that would get my name added to the IM MOO '07 Team raceAthlete participant list. Today, they responded with the foreseen, "We don't show you as registered" message. While there is certainly room to debate that matter with them, I have generally been pleased with Active's service, and will let it stand at that. So, Plan A has gone back into effect.
Plan A, set in motion prior to Roman's announcements about Team raceAthlete, involved completing one of two local half-Ironman races in 2007, and registering for an IM race in 2008.
Veeg, here is your notice that I am staying true to my motto of "A paid registration is the best motivation to train."
Transaction ID: 11304217934542.023 Order number: 20896
Description: 2007 Spirit of Racine Triathlon HALF
Team raceAthlete, the second part of this Declaration of Intent is that I will now be an integral part of IM WI 2007 as part of the support crew. In addition to being there for moral support, I have already started to enlist the aid of others, hopefully including at least one motorcycle. There is no need to worry that the local support will end just because Stu is in the race. We'll build upon the efforts of him and Wil's husband, and provide the same up to the minute reports and pictures.
So, the bubble holding up my Ironman Wisconsin 2007 hopes has burst. But, just for Trigreyhound, remember to "Always look on the bright side of life..." Plan B falling apart isn't so devestating if you remember there is a perfectly acceptable Plan A.
Who from raceAthlete will toe the line with us (Veeg is almost morally obligated to join in) in Racine? It will be a good opportunity to meet and hammer out plans for Madison in September. And we can show the state what to expect from raceAthlete members.