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Nov 27: Registration Check In, Swag and the LAST pre race training!

Today was PACKED from stem to stern!! We headed down to Keauhou bay for a swim, and to meet up with Jochen, one of the athletes from Germany.  Someone stole his wetsuit at the pier yesterday (BOOOOO!) and we had a spare via my friend/Crew Chief Darren, so we lent it to him so he…

Nov 26: No training, tons of prep, organizing and last minute details!

Lyle and I were up early and after a meal, spent over 2 hours planning step by step on how every phase of the race could be handled by the crew.  Darren and I have gone through much of this as well, so it was a great brainstorming session. Then we left to pick up…

Nov 25: Swimming with a Whale

Up early today to get to Lava Java to meet up with other athletes for a swim in Kealakekua Bay.  Several of the athletes have been swimming with dolphins over the past week or so, and I wanted to see if I could be so lucky. Lyle was along for his first island adventure, and it…

Nov 24: 5′ Below, and 10,000′ above sea level!

Up early and off to the pool with Darren and the boys!  Coach had me on a pool swim today to work on technique – often when a person swims open water all the time, details are lost in stroke mechanics and there is a tendency to get slower and lazy: can’t have that!  The…

Nov 23: Kohala Summit ride, and Sunset run

Had a decent night last night – thanks to all those who have been telling me their suggestions for ending this cough.  Here is what I have been doing: Ginseng (cold effects), Oil of Oregano, Grapefruit Seed Extract for the first week in Canada and for another week or so here. I have since added…

Nov 22: Chocolate Day

As an update on the cough – I slept with several pillows under me to be a bit more upright and had a decent sleep with very little coughing.  I have also been using Nasol and an essential oil blend a lot – and it seems to be helping! The day started with a quick…

Nov 21: Seriously need to be done with this cough…..

I had high hopes the coughing was done…I was wrong.  Coughed until my head pounded and my neck muscles ached last night.  From 2:30 am until 6 am I never slept more than 10 minutes before having a full body wretching cough attack into the pillow (trying not to wake my family up).  Tried to…

Nov 20: 8 days to go: Road trip to the other side, for a bike ride!

One coughing fit last night, but another solid sleep….. Nice! Darren and I set up and booked out of Kona at 9 this morning to head over to the South point of the island so I could get in a 3 hour ride. i hopped out at the South Point road and drove one of…

Nov 20: Update from the Frozen Crew!!

(ramblings from the Assistant to the Crew Chief) What a unique opportunity it is to be involved with such an amazing event, with equally amazing people. As Scott’s ‘Ultra-Man World Championships’ Race approaches, I cannot begin to relay how excited I am. Not only will I be travelling to one of the most beautiful places…

Nov 19: a Good night’s sleep and S-B-R

One of the best things about yesterday was making sure we knew where our accommodations were at each day’s end.  We found the B&B for the end of Day 1 on the volcano, and the retreat center in Hawi at the end of Day 2. http://www.hawaiiislandretreat.com/  We had reserved a yurt (circular building) to save money,…

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