Although yes, setbacks are frustrating for him, he always has a great sense of calm that either everything will work out or he will do the best he can and if things happen, he will address them when they happen.
In all honesty, at that point, he just wished the Kona qualifying was accomplished at IM Austria so that he could race IMMT without pressure.
Karel went out in the morning for his own for a pre-race swim and bike and before he came home, I started on his first of three meals for the day (I prepared all his meals on Saturday), which was French Toast, eggs and fruit. He had that with coffee (of course) and a recovery drink of milk and Clif recovery powder. I knew our athletes would need a satisfying carb-rich breakfast after their pre-race workout so I made enough for everyone.
Around 1:30pm, our athletes made their way down to the race venue (only ~1 mile from our rental home, but this walk/drive includes one long hill to go down/up but the hill sits directly on the bike course (near the overhead walkway).
For his second meal of the day, I warmed leftover pasta (from our team pizza/pasta party on Friday night) with some diced chicken breast, cheese, marinara sauce, tomatoes, a few bread slices with butter, from a fresh baguette.
Karel only ate half of his lunch as he was still pretty full from breakfast.
Although, he did have room for 1/2 of a chocolate stuffed croissant after lunch :)
Of course, when we both race, Karel is certainly more available to me as I need him much more than he need me.
Ironman did an incredible job with the race set-up, this race venue was not only beautiful but easy to access (you can either walk from your hotel in the town, take a bus or walk from a house up on the hills surrounding the town).
Of course, there were a few cookies and a glass of milk consumed after dinner to satisfy his sweet teeth.
Karel even did some bike mechanic work to make sure our athletes all had good mechanical luck on race day.
The weather was comfortable (air and water). The pros had a non wetsuit swim and the age groupers could swim with wetsuits.
Transitions are free speed!