I have just one week before I depart for San Jose, California for team processing. At team processing, I will be getting my uniforms (opening ceremonies, podium uniforms, workout clothing). Nike is the official sponsor of the 2008 Games, so the US Team will be outfitted in Nike gear.
I did recieve some of my triathlon gear from USA Triathlon (cycling kits, speedo race suit, and our mask!!!). Each athlete will be given a mask to wear while not participating in athletic events or media events while in China. The less time your lungs are exposed to the air, the better!
Our race suits for the Olympics look great. They are blue on the front, with white down the side, and red stitching. The suit will also have red stars down the side of the suit screened, in addition to our name and country. In the Olympics, athletes are not allowed to have any personal sponsors on the suits, so the suits will look a bit different than normal ITU World Cups (not even the ITU logo).
I have been training hard and training in the heat of the day to try and acclimatize in preparation for the Beijing heat. Colorado does have the heat, but missing the humidity. Race day temperatures could reach up to near 100 degrees!! I have less than two weeks left of tough training before I begin my taper.