by Cherie Gruenfeld
I recently competed in the Honu 70.3 (Half Ironman) in Kona, Hawaii.
This is a unique race for several reasons:
Each year thousands make the trek to the Big Island to test themselves and see what they’re made of.
This year, the ocean was fairly gentle and the winds were calmer than usual. Experienced Kona racers can tell you that’s usually a set-up for a nasty run. And that’s exactly what we got.
On paper, this run looks fairly benign. Here’s the description from the Athlete Guide:
The first step in handling this race, which usually boils down to how you handle the run, is to go in understanding that it’s going to be plenty tough. Even if the day hands out mild conditions, it’s going to require every ounce of guts you have. On a day of really difficult conditions, you may feel you’ll need to go beyond what you think you’re capable of. This is not unlike any distance race. But facing rugged terrain or challenging, and sometimes dangerous, elements truly ups the ante.
Good luck - Cherie
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