*What kind of bike do you ride? Trek Speed Concept 9.9–white with multicolored stripes.
*Where did you qualify for the Ironman World Championships? Qualified at Hawaii 70.3, June 2.
*How many Ironman races have you done? This will be my 13th IM.
*How many times have you raced Kona? This will be my 10th Kona IM.
*What is your favorite non-race activity on the Big Island – if you have not been – what non-race activity are you most excited about? Walking down Alii Drive both the day before the race and the day after, and taking it all in, reflecting on the magic of race day. Other, just in case that’s too connected to the race!: going to the state park beach between town of Kona and the airport (I forget the name of it).
*What is your favorite bike training route? What else? The Queen K!
*What is your favorite post workout/post race treat? Chocolate shake with extra protein.
*What was one unexpected occurrence on your path to Kona? Unexpectedly, my foot has been injured since March, and hasn’t healed. So this will be a very different Kona for me this year, just doing the swim and bike. It is not the way I’d intended to wind up my Kona and IM chapter, but there will be different gifts that day. I will try to be alert to receive them!
*Who do you think will win the pro men’s and women’s races this year? Wouldn’t it be fun if Mirinda Carfrae and Tim O’Donnell both won!?!