Day 2 started like day 1 today; a nice 30 minute 2km swim at the pier. Plenty more people there this morning that yesterday and I suspect the anticipation will only grow as the week goes on.
From there I met Meredith and headed for the breakfast buffet and then onto Lava Java for coffees/teas. Lava Java has been taken over by Team Commerz Bank and Scott bikes. The whole team was there this morning for breakfast including 2 time winner Norman Stadler and favourite for the 2011 race Mario Vaunhaucker (spell is wrong there for sure!). The place was a buzz with energy and might be avoided later in the week.
I then head out to the Energy Lab to experience that section of the run in the peak of the Kona heat. Suffice to say, this was a bit of a confidence sucker as I felt like I was going to melt into the asphalt coming back out. Literally, COOKING! Legs felt great running though, but man, that was really hot!!!
A nice meal to close out the day with the Endurance Sport Travel team at Bubba Gump's and a few purchases along the walk and voila, day 2 is complete!!!
of course, we had an ice cream watching the waves and sun too....see below:)