Thursday. T minus 3 days to the race. Eons ago, when I placed 49th overall in this race, my friend Keith Simmons -- then a professional rock star singer -- showed me the Ironman run course. We rode it together with Jessi Stensland as she was just discovering her passion for Triathlon. Today I showed my friend Andy the run course– as we rode, I was thinking about the fact that I have to run that entire way, it seemed far– but perspective is very important in Ironman distance racing. If you can, it is always a good idea to bike the run course so you can get a feel for the route, where the hills are, etc.