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Kona Day 14 – Race Day in 4 days. The Big Reunion has begun!

Up early to go for a Bike Ride on the Queen K highway.  Intention was to meet up with Melissa Urie and get some ‘thank you’ photo’s for our sponsor in common: Entrix Sports.  As we approached the meeting point, we got a text that Mel has a flat…. a sidewall tear flat, so she…

Kona day 13. Race in 5 days.

Up early and off to Kealakekua Bay to swim with Lyle and Drew. Hopping in I have to give props to Drew….. Lyle is an Ironman and swims regularly.  True his distance hasn’t been extreme lately, but he has the mechanics and the experience.  I am an Ultraman with a race in 5 days and…

Kona Day 12 – Time Trial Championships, Snorkeling and Bohemian Rhapsody

Up at 5am to get ready and head out for the Hawai’i Cycling Club Time Trials!!  I heard about the event on the radio and figured it sounded perfect!!  Today’s training plan was for a 90 min bike ride with threshold sets… and a 30km time trial championship sounded like all that and a bag…

Kona Day 11. Manta Ray, work, Bike all fixed and a run!

Got 7.5 hours sleep last night!!  wot woot!!!  Off to Kealakekua Bay to swim with some Ultraman athletes.  We always hope to see dolphins, but they chose not to come swim with us today. Lyle swam around 2.3kms, while me, Melissa Urie, Toni Hodge and Peaman swam to the Captain Cook Monument 2kms away.  We…

Kona Day 10 – MOST AMAZING DOPLHIN SWIM EVER! and other stuff

Up early and after a few work related calls and problem solving…. out the door to swim at Kailuea pier with Lyle and Drew……  Lyle and I wanted to both do a wetsuit swim.  It has been 2 months since I have had my suit on and swimming covered in rubber is different than not. …

Day 9. Ride the last part of the Day 2 Course, and Lyle rides too!

Up at 7:30 this morning to find that Jochen had left at 5:30am to go for a long ride (the ENTIRE Day 2 course to give it a test run for me!!) and Lyle had been up since 5:45, built his bike and was ready to go!!!  I got a few work things handled and…

Day 8 – Swim Work, Massage, Work, Run, Work, Pick Up Lyle!

Sorry, I am a day behind writing this one…. Another crazy fun, busy day!! Up early again with not enough sleep…..(I REALLY have to stop doing this) Off to the Keauhou Canoe Club for the first of 2 Ohana Paddle/Swims.  It is SO awesome!  The Canoe club takes us athletes out to the ocean at…

Kona Day 7 – Rest Day…..hmmm has a ring to it.

Slept in until 6:30 this morning!! Needed to get some work stuff done and then after breakfast, met with UltraMom Jane Bokus (the lad that was Race Director for over 20 years….) and a bunch of her friends down town.  Was super nice to see her again!  I picked up the chest of drawers and…

Kona Day 6 – Epic Bike Ride, Finding a Bridge and a Malasada

Up early again today after another late night working – I MUST stop doing that!!  But I am almost done the project, and it’s important….. Off to Waikoloa to set up the bike and pre-ride much of the Day 2 Bike course. Right off the bat it was straight into a head wind… which is…

Kona Day 5…. I might be a dumbass

Worked too late last night again….  #oops.  Up at 5:30am to get ready for teh Kona Coffee Half Marathon! I figured… why not?  I was going to run 90 minutes Friday with speed intervals, and a Half Marathon isn’t too much more than 90 minutes….  Perfect!  I would take it easy, run a 2 hour…

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