I forget how much I miss the ocean til I am reunited with it . . . Ahhh it was so nice to put on a bikini this morning in the sunshine and spend some quality time in the ocean.
And with friends! So many reunions today- I loved it! Above is Beth and I before our swim. The water is beautiful and I was so happy to have my sleeveless wetsuit.
Cat and I got a lovely long-ish swim in with the Hawaiian crew, Michelle (below, looking hot in her Orange Crush kit!) and Nalani. At one point, we had a ginormous seal flying through the air just a few meters away from us—it was awesome.
I caught up with Alyssa and can confirm that TeamHPB is ready to DO THIS! Follow her progress in the 25-29 age group on Sunday.
You can follow us at www.ironmanlive.com and also follow my friend Jordan’s twitter—she will be updating live from the course, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she has better access than the ironmanlive spotters. Pro women have our own start (yay) at 6:43 AM PST, 3 minutes after the pro men. No idea what kind of overall times to expect on this course, as it is a first-year race, but I do know that it will be warm AND that the bike course is a fair bit more hilly than advertised—also a good thing. It will be interesting to read what the Garmin has to say about elevation gain after the fact!
One thing is for sure: it will be a smashfest!