As many of my friends are packing their bags and boarding planes for hot and humid Hawaii this weekend, I'll be scouring my drawers for all the warm cycling clothes I can find. The Pittsburgh forecast for Saturday and Sunday = 40 degrees and raining. BAH! Anyone going to Kona with some extra room in their suitcase? Anyone? (I'm not that big... :)
I might not be racing Kona this year, but I still do have my eye on a big prize with two races left this season - Austin 70.3 at the end of October and IMAZ in mid November. It's hard to believe that I really only have 3-4 more big weeks of training left this year. I'm feeling good and my motivation is high right now so I'm just going to keep riding this wave as long as it lasts! Day by day I get closer to another opportunity to try and crack the Ironman nut and that's very exciting to me.
In the mean time, if I have any Kona blues, I can cheer myself up with thoughts of this:
My bike shop ordered me one, it's in and as I type the tire is being glued on! What can I say, my prize money burns a hole in my pocket...FAST! :)
Best of luck to all those racing on the Big Island! It's an amazing race, in an amazing place with amazing people. GO GET IT! :)