I finally had a good sleep, at least 8 hours. I woke up just in time to get the free breakfast at the Embassy Suites, then I was off to the pool to do a 2000 meter swim. After the swim we packed up the truck and headed to downtown Louisville to the Galt Hotel. It's the official headquarters of the Louisville Ironman.
We got checked in, ate lunch and I did the official registration stuff, weighing in (I couldn't believe I was 190 lbs, last week I was 177 lbs) and picking up racing stuff. I still had a bike and a run training session to do today. We got back to the room at 3:30 pm and I went to train and the family went to shop. I ended up doing a 90 minute bike ride and averaged 35.2 kph at 134 bpm. I felt great. For the first 2/3 of the ride it was flat and then went hilly, but I was still able to maintain an unbelievable speed. If I did that speed for the Ironman, I'd be one of the fastest on the course. The minute I got back from the ride I went for a 30 minute run. It felt easy and effortless and it was hot. It was over 30 C and I was easily able to keep the heart rate under 134 bpm. I truly believe that I've gotten stronger because I've had a few beers each day over the last 4 days.
Once I got back and stretched it was dinner time and we went to a Southwestern Grill. I had my customary 4 beers. Then we got back to the hotel and Alice and I decided to go out for a few more beers. We did a little bar hopping and ended up going to a dueling piano bar. It was fun. I had some more beers and I didn't see one other triathletes at the bar.