Our last day of 'freedom' before the camp starts tomorrow. A free day which consisted of a run down Ali'i Drive to the pier for a swim with... Dragon Boat racers! And apparently one turtle that one camper (Eddie) accidentally ran into. Breakfast and the largest coffee ever at Lava Java - and an expedition to find a grocery store then took up most of the morning. But we did find the time to fit in another Acai Bowl.
For those of you that may not know the Ironman History, here is a quick lesson from Wikipedia :
From 1978 through 1980 the race was held on the island of Oahu, the course combining that of three events already held there: the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 mi./3.86 km), the Around-Oahu Bike Race (115 mi./185.07 km, originally a two-day event), and the Honolulu Marathon. The bike stage was reduced by 3 miles to link it to the start of the marathon course. In 1981 the race was moved to the less urbanized Big Island, keeping the distances the same: a 2.4 miles (3.86 km) open water swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112 miles (180.25 km) bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hāwī and back, and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run along the coast of the Big Island from Keauhou to Keahole Point and back to Kailua-Kona, finishing on Aliʻi Drive.
Tomorrow on the first official day of camp, we will be cycling the 112 mile Ironman course. Then running to Turtle Beach and back. Then an ocean swim before dinner. Did I mention this was Day 1?!?!?