Man how I wish I could be saying...er... writing those words with the meaning all triathlete's immediately think of upon hearing such an exclamation. Maybe someday... For now I have to settle (can it really be called settling?) for a little training vacation. Saturday night I went out to an awesome steak dinner with friends, who were nice enough to invite me to ruin their romantic island getaway and accompany them to Kona for Lavaman. Needless to say, I bit, and will be visiting the tri Mecca come March 26th!! And yes this will be my first time.
I thought about, and still am sorta entertaining the idea of racing Lavaman, but given that it is only a week before California 70.3, I don't think I will. Rather, I will take the trip as an opportunity to get in some radical training on the IM course, see the sights, wine & dine, and help support my two good friends in the race. I think the term... and someone correct me if I'm using it wrong, is "Spectathlete". That will be me.
So to put it mildly, this weekend turned out to be a pretty damn good one. The legs came along rather quickly post marathon, my new bike (sans fork) arrived in CA on Friday, I had a decent run and a good swim on Saturday then was privileged enough to attend my Grandma's (aka - "Gramcracker's") 90th birthday celebration with many family members and friends, then went to a bomb ass dinner (bone in Filet Mignon) with great wine and great friends, and then be invited on a trip to Hawaii. Not a bad weekend at all. Even my alarm blaring into my head at 4:58am couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
This is going to make for a busy March and beginning of April:
1. March 6-8 Trifest, Tucson, AZ2. March 13-15th, Bachelor Party, Phoenix, AZ
3. March 26 -31st, Kona, HI
4. April 4th, Oceanside, California 70.3
That is quite a hustled travel schedule for me, but I can't wait to get over to Kona and train!!