We had dinner last night at the Royal Kona - Belinda Granger (wowzers), Luke Bell (guy wowzers) and Chris Leigh (funny as hell) gave us pep talks. I also ate with the guy who won the Port Mac Ironman 40-45 age group - 9 and a half hours (give or take). There's tough, irontough, and then ironman podium tough.
The streets are getting more crowded, and the people are getting fitter and faster. It's less than a week away. It's time for me to HTFU, but I feel more like HIAC (Hiding in A Corner). Today we're off to the energy lab - more hallowed ground, and a good run to hopefully settle my nerves.
More pictures are up: