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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,…

Nov 18: Total Course Recon Trip

Well…..the day started with a looong night.  Hilary had some tea late last night, which had caffeine…. which she has done before, no big deal.  But Kaden woke at 12:30 to feed, when normally he doesn’t get up until 3am.  He got a full hit of caffeine and was wide awake until 3am….and so were…

Nov 17: Hot and Sticky!

Today started with an early morning 3km swim in the ocean. I know I have talked about it already, but I just cannot say enough, how amazing it is to swim here.  In Sylvan Lake, I count beer bottles and cans left by the …..well, I better not state my opinion of such people here……..

Nov 16, Volcano Ride #1

Lots more coughing this morning to wake up – hope my lungs are finally clearing the last of this green guck…. After some family time, it was time to prep and head up to the top of the K3 for a ride up the Mamalahoa highway. My crew chief Darren and his Father in Law…

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