With 7 days to go all the preparation is done...well mostly, at least the logistics are all ready! We fly out on Wednesday and are staying on the same resort as the race so an easy location to see the course prior to race day on Sunday November 1. Hopefully over the next week I'll update daily about the preparations, the course, my expectations and Maui!
On the 7th day until race day I headed out later in the day for a couple of easy hours on the trails at Rosaryville State Park. It was a little rainy this morning so I gained some more sleep and had a belgian waffle breakfast with Sarah.....a good start to the day!
Ideally I would have liked to head to the Fountainhead trails as they are more technical and it would have been more of a solid day to test out the new race bike....the Orbea Oiz M-Team edition. Unfortunately the rainy conditions meant that Fountainhead shut so the slick and leafy trails of Rosaryville were the best option. In the end it turned out to be a fun couple of hours as it gave me a chance to ride the bike in less than ideal conditions.
I'm so fortunate that Orbea wanted to help out and sponsor me for the Xterra Worlds that I now have an absolute rocket ship underneath me. It really is a whole flight of steps greater than my aluminium hardtail that I have been riding all year. After just a couple of rides I can tell that it will be such an advantage on race day and makes me wish I had it all summer long....I'll look forward even more so to the 2016 races!
The rest of the day was very casual, begun the packing for Maui, a few small chores, the pre-race haircut......7 days to go!
- Luckily it appears that others haven't got the memo that the pool is open.....been liking the empty lanes during lunchtime swims these past few weeks! . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #ironman #triathlon #triathlete #ultramantri #swimbikerun #gopro #ironmantri
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- With group rides being off the table for the foreseeable future (my own personal choice) it's been fun to spend some more time on the #specializedshiv Time to think of an epic ride to do. . . . . #iridespecialized #specializedfans #IFB #parvillacycles #timetrial #swimbikerun #ironmantri #cyclinglife #triathlon
- First day of #swimbikerun since March....pool reopened this week but looks like no one else knew, it was empty! . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #triathlon #ironmantri #swimming #triathlete #gopro #xterratriathlon