Quick logistical update! I didn’t mention it previously, but our original plan for San Antonio was to set sail from Austin to San Antonio
bright dark and early on race morning. That would mean leaving my apartment no later than 4:30am, which would put us in downtown San Antonio by 6am, assuming no traffic. Seemed like a pretty sound plan, except for basically every review we’ve read about the race. The main theme is that the downtown area is a cluster. Some even mentioned leaving their cars on the side of the highway and walking/running 2 miles to the starting line. Night. Mare.
Rather than be stubbornly stingy, Colin and I decided to bite the bullet and look into hotel options.
We figured, even if the hotel were were on the outskirts of town, it would knock off over an hour of driving for about $80 total. Thanks to Hotwire and some circular enabling, we talked each other into booking a hotel near the race start. Little did we know we’d get the closest hotel to the starting line! You get what you pay for, meaning it wasn’t super cheap, but it has given some peace of mind, and who can put a price on that?
Anyway, that’s the update! Stay tuned and keep an eye on #2244!