Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pre Ironman

This section is the few days pre Ironman at the accommodation about 20 miles to the north west of Klagenfurt where the Ironman City (start and finish) is located.

It was useful to get the a few days beforehand to acclimatise to the hot conditions which was about 34c every day. It was not helped by me getting sunburnt shoulders on the first day despite putting on SPF50 but must have missed bits. At least it gave me a few days before the race to let the sunburn cool down.

For the whole week I had been getting up a few hours early than normal so it would not be a total shock on race morning.

The place even had its own fairly big lake. I did not swim in it due to resting before the race or it could be because I saw a lot of fish in the clear water and it freaked me out a bit. So I decided to take it easy and remain calm about the Ironman swim.

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The lake was so calm and clear it was like a mirror. This was about 500m to the other side.


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Sitting on the dock of the bay.... nearly it was a lake instead of bay.

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They even had separate lake area the equivalent of a kiddies pool.


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I even got up before there was too many towels on the sun loungers.

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The view from the apartment balcony, not bad?

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The view of mountains getting near dusk.

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The villa walking back from the lakeside and table tennis tables.

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The villa from the main reception area.


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The lake at sunset.

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Nearly at sunset.

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