We are getting ready to start racing. We have been training and have studied our sport. We know the courses ahead and we know both our strengths and weaknesses. Now, it is almost time to race. We are nearly ready to go, prepared within the limits of our bodies, time and other constraints, but almost ready to go, nonetheless. Soon, we will be on the line, ready to contend for the prize. This is an exciting time and one that brings both joy and nervousness in the preparation.