Updated by Matt R.
We woke up early today still on Californian time, and the rest of the support crew (friends) and family showed up.
First however we went for an easy swim by the pier right at downtown Kona - 500 yrds or so. The water was super clear, 100 feet vis. The weather today is also perfect, low 80's, partly clowdy, not a lot of wind. Jamie met up with many of the other racers;
Nino from Slovenia (w/ camera support crew)
Shanna (just returning from Fire Academy training)
Uli (from German)
Peter Mueler (from Switzerland) - 4x Ultraman, 5x Kona Ironman, 2 of 3 Badwater, Marathon des Sables
They all went for a swim. Shanna went for a ride after.
We checked in at Race Headquarters. Picked up all the racer #'s: for Jamie, for the lead paddler on the kayak escort (Day 1: 5 mile swim & 90 Mile ride), and alert stickers for the sag vehicle. Today and tomorrow are easy days w/ some carbo loading and good pre hydration.
Pic: Jamie and Keith Metzger, off Kona Pier