Rough Water Swim: West Vancouver to Kitsilano Beach: Monday August 5 @ 7 am.
9.5 km across Vancouver’s English Bay. And it’s not an easy 9.5 km swim! This race is a significant undertaking both physically and mentally. Tides and weather within the Bay can significantly increase the distance and time you are required to swim. Water temperature can vary over the course depending on the season; swimmers should expect and be prepared for temperatures between 12 °C in the channel and up to 22 °C near the finish.
Enjoying Whistler's famous mountain size giant date bars. After months of training, eat, sleep, repeat, I'm following my sports medicine Doctors orders. The final week before Ironman, eat, eat, eat a lot more, ride and swim a bit and sleep. my favourite is the prescription to eat a cheesebeger 90 km into the 180 km ride segment in the race. It has all the protein, fat and carbohydrates needed and it worked last year. Atletes will burn up to 10,000 calories.
My motivation to finish is: possibly a Kona world champs race entry, the whole day after race at Skandinav spa and massage booked. Then a week on Alta lake, after the boys of summer have gone with paddle team friends just relaxing and eating .
After an attempt 5 years ago I am standing on the summit at 12,000 ft in Switzerland . This is one of the top 10 moments in my life. I promised to send you a picture and here it is. From the valley fields at the bottom, over glaciers, icefalls it was a beautiful clear day on the summit. The air was so thin breathing was hard and headaches never left. Tomorrow I wake to chickens and church bells in the village.
As always I left a fortune in Swiss money hidden I am showing you at the last avalanche hut to inspire you to get out. Even after cancer twice..again I have proven to myself and others that anything is Pospisil !
Waking to church bells and chickens and....know its true if you ever sleep on a sheep farm, never have lamb if the shepherd serves it for dinner.... They KNOW!!! Check out anytime you like but you can never leave.
Climbing mountain peaks on Spanish Islands off Africa is like a trek to Machu Picchu. People lived here thousands of years ago due to the climate and springs/cenotes for water. They had no power, no cell phones no medicines yet were an amazing civilization.. Stone trails lined with olive groves, lemon trees, almond trees and limestone sheer cliffs. Passing ancient villages as you climb. Mountain goats and of course always a couple jack asses on the trail. The abandoned castles are amazing feats of construction thousands of feet up and built thousands of years ago in 700 to 900 AD. The first pictures are the destination peak... as I promised to climb .....the rest are the climb and the summit highest peak in the Balearic Sea. Following the Spanish coastline.
The next peak will be Jungfrau in Switzerland, the highest in Europe.
I have broken bread, drank and stayed with some of the poorest people on the planet. The amazing thing about their culture is: They always were willing to share the little food they had, give me a bed, and they were always happy. But they usually had bad teeth due to lack of a dental plan, so they smiled with closed lips.
I learned a lot about how we take things for granted!
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE