No time to write anything to involved now ans time is tight. Tomorrow is the big day. The 30th Ironman Hawaii will start at 7:00 local time. I have loaded up some pictures and comments to give a bit of flavour for the past few days.
Paolina's bike in race-ready mode. All tuned up, dialed in and ready to go!
Heather Fuhr, Paula Newby-Fraser and Peter Reid - Ironman Hawaii winners all, signing autographs at the Expo. Pete says he has been asked numerous times if he is racing! I can confirm absolutely, that the three time IMH Champis enjoying retirement and has no plans of a come-back.
Paolina, our friend David Ahrens from Toronto and then perhaps the three best coaches in the sport of triathlon - Barrie Shepley, Joel Filliol, and Paulo Sousa!
If it's Thursday before IM, it must be time for the underpants run. It's a long story that I will have to save for another day. Here's Paolina with Louis and Elvis!
Even though she is racing, my wonderful wife knows the medicinal value and recovery properties of a nice Merlot.
Yours truly, relaxing with a Longboard Ale, a nice local brew at the Kona Inn, the spot to watch the sunset in Kailua with a nice drink.
Every morning starts with a big mug of Kona Coffe
Cliff English and last year's second plave finisher Sam McGlone(unfortunatly out with a foot injury) at the morning swim.
Paolina hamming it up for the camera before our swim.
Morning swim scene and it is quite the scene!
Paolina greeting a cruise ship as it comes into Kailua bay. When these folks come ashore for tours, they must think this super-fit spandx clad crowd of Ironman athletes to be rather strange!
Time to check the bike in!
Paolina and her Timex team-mate Rachel Ross.