It was a long drive, but I am now in Rohnert Park, about 20 miles from the race start. I had a slight late start and all was good until I reached the Bay area. There are a lot of cars in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. And the 101 moves much slower out here than it does in LA. Something I will try to remember next time I get stuck in 101 traffic in LA.
The nights before and event are tense and confusing at times. It's all about staying calm and relaxing and keeping your mind off the event. But at the same time I need to focus on the event and start visualizing the entire event. I have to admit, it has been a while since I've had to do this. It was easier when I was doing an event once a month.
In any case, the primary goal for the rest of the evening is to get to bed early and get some serious rest. There will be more tomorrow.