Saturday, June 2, 2012

Another day in Paradise – Day 3 & 4

An early morning swim from the Kona Pier was first on the to do list this morning and I was in good company. We were joined by Chris Lieto and a few other athletes as we swan 2km of the Ironman course. A pod of dolphins join us for part of the session which is always special.

A quick breakfast and it was time for an easy spin on the bike with Guy and Chris Lieto (not going to lie I was pretty excited). Chris took us on a scenic tour 90min ride from town which took in some amazing views and fun descents.

The decision was made to get all out training done early and relax for the rest of the day so Guy, Kate and I headed out for a 40min run. The run was 1min @ IM pace, 1min @ Half IM pace, 3min easy. A perfect taper week run! 

The afternoon was spent relaxing which was really nice, a spot of shopping then to the famous Huggos on the Rocks few a few drinks and a classic Hawaiian sunset, followed by dinner at Bongo Bens.

A classic Hawiian sunset from 'Huggo's on the Rocks'

Thursday morning was my day off. I had a sleep before packing up our condo for the move to the Hilton Waikoloa. Kate’s parents arrived so Kate and Guy went and picked them up while I explored Alii Drive, did some tourist shopping and had my first hair cut in a shop for 6 years! We met up for some lunch and more shopping before heading out to new home. The Hilton Waikoloa is an AMAZING hotel (see photos below). An early night before a busy day getting organised for the race on Friday. 


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