"fyi, since the waterfront section is newly repaved, there are some asphalt "rocks" that kicked up on my bike as i rode it yesterday. no big deal, no tarry mess at all. just like little tiny rocks. after hundreds of taxis going over it over…"
"tomorrow morning there is a big parade in town then i will go to chankanaab park to swim the course and ride for 3 hrs. my last long training session and hell, a 3 hr bike ride?? that's nothing! :) i will report my findings as well.
"What a great post, Tony! Thanks so much. I just talked to a friend today who's in Arizona for the race this weekend. It's his first full Ironman so he's pretty stoked, as am I. He talked about seeing the athletes out there and how…"
"Thanks for this, Tony! This will not only be my first Ironman, but my first trip to Cozumel. I'm very excited and really appreciate all the work you and others are putting into this! Thanks for the warm welcome."
"Can't check out mentally from work until Wednesday. Ugh. I'm still excited though. I remember the feeling in Kona when I was there last year as a spectator. It was electric. Can't wait to get there!!"
The Buzz is beginning.Cozumel is doing the preparation for the big day. They have removed a bunch of speed bumps that normally effect the flow of traffic here. The long stretch on water front that has been under construction for 3 months is being repaved and they even put in new landscaping and painted the curbs. I am honestly a bit surprised but that will be done on time. There is a big Tequila expo happening in the main park where our finish line will be and I am sure much of the…See More
"Encarna and I are in Dalene. I would go for the Poblano pavo myself but you know I eat anything!
Ill get you the money today for the 2 of us.
Thanks so much for organizing this. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone."
"I worked as a bike mechanic years ago before I came to the island and have a simple setup in my house if you need any help with your bike. Most high end bikes need very little work. I did a little workshop for some locals a few weeks ago about race…"
"THere are ADO buses that leaves Cancun airport abotu every hour going to playa del carmen. THey cost $9 direct to Playa del Carmen.
When you leave terminal they are just out front to the right. Don't let the very aggressive taxi drivers talk…"
"I live in the Netherlands (=usually cold) but now training in Singapore for a while (=close to the equator, very hot and humid) which is a great experience for me.
One day I weighed myself before and after a long mid-day run on a very hot day and…"
"I use infinit on the bike and will use orange hammer gel for the run. I will also dring a bit of gatorade, cola and water on the run form the aid stations. I tried the Gel on my long run today with water mixed with a bit of juice for taste and it…"
"If you've used it without any hint of issues, I'd say stick with it. It's a little late to be changing things up. To me Infinit is the more stable option and it just tastes better. I actually don't get tired of it, it's like…"