In order to survive in the the Hawaiian heat, you need heart! I know it will be tough to relive the exact feeling I enjoyed while running the Queen K last year. Although I had a few blunders on the swim and bike, I ran on heart! Yes it hurt, but I can honestly say I loved every mile of the run last year (especially the last two!). In the weeks leading up to the big day I've thought about rekindling that passion and excitement I had as a Kona virgin last year.
I just watched the finish video clip from my finish last year.
Oh man!!! That did it! The feeling is there. The excitement is building! In 12 days my bike will be racked and ready to roll!