Yes, we are here. Well arrived, after traveling more than 24 hours, as one of the connection flights got a delay and we got an overnighting in Honolulu. It did not bother us actually, as we got ourselves upgraded on business on the longest connection So it meant that we were more or less well rested, and got a good night sleep on the flight, and arrived finally well to Kona… to the city of World Championships in couple of days
The first days out here are going with some short but intense training, and the most important in the beginning is to get the body to live in another timezone and weathersystem. So the time difference from Denmark is like 12 hours… so…it means a h…of a jetlag in the beginning. We are trying to catch it with all the good advices we have heard about, and also tried before, like:
– drink plenty of water
– eat at the same times as normally ( just with 12 hours difference)
– wake up with the sunrise and see it, as well see the sunset !!!
So if we can hang on with all above , hopefully we are acclimatized pretty fast, as at the moment when the time is 15 in the afternoon, it starts to feel pretty tough to keep the eyes open And in opposite: in the morning at 5, it feels like it is easy to get up !!!
Todays training was swimming with some Ironman pace and on the route. There was a good stream and big waves giving speed for the swim. The “thing” of the day were all the dolphins swimming and jumping around on the route !!! Would there be better way to start a morning !!!????? Nope, I love this way: nice salty and 28 degrees totally clear water, just like swimming in the aquarium (even I did not try that, but could imagine it is like that ), dolphins, good feeling in the water, and fantastic breakfast after that in Lava Java. The famous coffee pace in Kona, where the omelets, pancakes, muffins, oatmeal, fruits, anything, is just like it has to be, and were is SO nice to hang around….!!!
The next training pass was a ride with scooter pacing. Today Frank was the driver and a bit busy as a driver, as he first was pacing Craig A, and then was my turn. Scooter pacing… it is a good way to speed up…and what a wind it was out there on Queen K today… Cannot wait what it is going to be on a race day, as today with this wind, I was just riding fast…very fast…
Enjoy your training, and keep in touch!