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Kona 2018 - race day -7

Updated: Oct 7, 2018

Up and out for my own version of the organised Hoāla practice swim. Met with Glenda first and also had an interview with (not up yet)

The swim fas terrible, I just couldn't get my 'brand new' goggles to seal, they fogged and leaked. I had to stop, tread water and adjust several times. I ended up having them so tight, that my eyeballs were being sucked out of my skull. I guess one plus was that I didn't quit and can now swim blind! Sighting was a bit sketchy though... incident free until 20m from the beach where I collided with a stranded swimmer - irony was, I was as far to one side as possible, so just one of those things - typical Hawaiian style - we BOTH apologised.

Browsed the merchandise stand outside the King 'K' hotel - great gear this year $$$

Mat with Glenda & Deb (and families) at Lava Java. Also dining were the GTN crew and World Champ, Patrick Lange. Food was amazing as was the view (spinner dolphins - where were you earlier? actually they may have been there, I couldn't se a thing.

Only $15 (good for IM week)

Flipper is out there somewhere

Glenda & I did a spot of retail therapy in the best (only) dedicated run store on the island -

those gecko's get everywhere.

Legs were a bit tight so had a little mat time.... (sped up, it looks like a dog with worms).

The afternoon was spent grazing & lazing (mostly by the pool). Netflix provided the entertainment and the Ahi was courtesy of Chef Tony.

coconut POKE bowl

Almond encrusted Ahi with taro & spinach

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