MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete




Lava Java

Monday, October 8, 2007

I have finally made it to Lava Java. We’ve spent a lot of time here in the past, but hadn’t made it down this year. Amanda decided she wanted to do a bit of shopping, so I left her downtown, and came up here to grab a delicious smoothie. It’s great to sit here in the evenings, as the view is just about perfect. The ocean is right across the street, and with the exeception of a few odd triathletes running by in their speedos and commpression socks, the view is unobstructed.

We’ve got about twenty more minutes before the sun sets. Right about now I’m regretting not bringing my camera.

Ah, another day in paradise, and another day closer to race day!

Thanks for checking in.

16 Comment(s)

Mer! on 10/10/07 said:

Hey Michael! Amanda said to send you good energy–so i’m sending you some from San Diego and i’m keeping the energy “winds” to a minimum! You’ll rock!

Eric on 10/11/07 said:

Michael, best of luck in Kona. I’ll be watching from Ohio where things are getting wet and cold.

Don’t forget to give us a little jig after the finish line.

Mister P. on 10/12/07 said:

Congratulations Michael: after watching the footage from Coeur d’Alene that aired last weekend, you have the dubious honor of being my new favorite triathlete. I’m going to a Kona-viewing party tomorrow where I’ll be cheering you on. Have a great race!


Cody the Clydesdale on 10/12/07 said:

HOLLY COW Michael! I’ve gotten so use to onlt being able to read post race posts I just assumed I didn’t need to check in until after Kona. Boy was I wrong. I’m going to read double time to catch up tonight. all those posts will be read before the starting gun goes off @ Kona. Good luck! I’m rootimg for you!

Bolder on 10/13/07 said:

TOP 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


oh my freakin’ god you are FAST.

well done Michael, well done.


Brian on 10/13/07 said:

Nice Job, way to chase em down!

senorscrappy on 10/13/07 said:

Yeah Michael. Awesome Race. Dawn & Ira

Mel on 10/14/07 said:

It always amazes me on how in shape and talented you guys really are…coming out of the swim in 47th place and ending the race in 9th place is really unbelievable.. What A twisted race it was :-)

Nancy Toby on 10/14/07 said:

Congratulations on your TOP TEN finish! Nine is a good number…

… number nine … number nine … number nine …

Mer! on 10/14/07 said:

WAHOO! What an amazingly solid race you had—47th to 9th place—just amazing!

We all know it doesn’t go without a ton of hard work—congratulations!!!!

It was super cool to be able to track you on the athlete tracker!!

Laurie on 10/15/07 said:

Congrats STUD!

Bigun on 10/15/07 said:

Way to represent! So proud of you and your accomplishment – celebrate hard and recover well…you deserve it! Congratulations!

Jeremy on 10/16/07 said:

Congrats on an awesome race!

Dan Seluk on 10/16/07 said:

Congratulations on a top 10 in Kona. Awesome. Thanks for keeping the blog and I look forward to the race report! Enjoy the islands and the well deserved rest!

Dan Seluk
Houston, TX

Cody the Clydesdale on 10/16/07 said:

dang I’m dieing to hear about the race! Congrats on a top 10 finish! Very impressive.

Alberto on 11/9/07 said:

Are you saying odd triathletes because of the speedo and compression socks? or just because they were odd? I honestly think that the compression socks are odd looking too and running in a speedo couldn’t be more uncomfortable (shaffing… uhh). Do you know if those socks really work?

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