This is my fifth day in Cheju and hard to believe I only have two days until I head to Beijing. The past few days have been very challenging training in the heat and humidity, but I am beginning to feel like I am getting adjusted to training in this climate. The other day while I was doing a track workout, the heat index was 105 degrees----and those temperatures have been pretty consistent here every day. With the high humidity, it has been difficult to stay hydrated, although I have been adding additional salt to my sport drinks. Bob has been hard at work monitoring our hydration levels and letting us know if we need to drink more or add even more salt to our diet.
While training in Cheju, we have crossed paths with many other Olympic Triathletes from other countries….this little island in Korea is a popular place. Athletes from Luxemburg, Germany, Russia, New Zealand, Denmark, Great Brittian, Spain and Switzerland….are just the countries we have seen. The plane on Friday will be filled with Triathletes headed to Beijing!
During our downtime, Nate and I have been keeping up with what’s been going on in Beijing. There have definitely been some exciting races going on….especially the men’s 4x100 meter relay. That was a phenomenal finish and exemplifies the Olympic spirit. I am going to be watching Michael Phelps every step of the way in his quest for winning eight Olympic gold medals.
That is it for now---enjoy the Games!