Talking Kona with Kristin Schwieger
Posted: Oct 11 2013
Coeur: What age group will you be racing in?
Coeur: What's your bib number?
Coeur: What's your favorite thing about this course or if this is your first time what part of this course suits your strengths?
Coeur: What do you find the most challenging about this course or what do you think is going to be the biggest challenge?
Coeur: What products will you be using on race day? Brand of bike? Brand of sunglasses? Helmet? Nutrition? Shoes? Kristin: Definitely wearing my styling new Coeur Kit in fleeting foxes. I ride a Trek Speed Concept, Oakleys for my glasses, Rudy Project for helmet, loving OSMO nutrition for my nutritional needs (and I always mix in some solid food on the bike), GU gels and my go to Sauconys for the run.
Coeur: Your meal the night before?
Coeur: Meal the morning of?
Coeur: Favorite thing about Kona?
Coeur: Do you have a favorite local food or bevie or what are you most excited to try?
Kristin: I am loving the acai bowls I have had and also all the amazingly fresh fish. After the race, my family is flying to Maui for a few days to relax. I am so excited to chill on the beach, drinking yummy frozen drinks and have a little off season!
Coeur: Do you get nervous before races?
Always!!! But, I try and focus and know that the work is done and I just have to visualize what I want to accomplish. I also know how amazing the finish line is here, so the faster I go, the quicker I can experience it!
Coeur: What will be your post race treat?
Kristin: I am one of those people that can eat (a lot) after a race, so bring on the burgers, fries, pizza. I will definitely be splurging and enjoying once we get to Maui until we get back to reality!