Ironman New Zealand is just about 10 days away. I feel cautiously ready, until I really sit still and think about the length of the event. I was sick with a stomach flu and then a chest cold for so long, I feel a bit deficient in my training. And that sick spell affected my mental state too. An example: I was going to swim 4k this morning at Ala Moana Beach Park to check out my fabulous Freak of Nature wetsuit, but the windy conditions (and me telling myself I could swim long later in the week) weren’t conducive to me staying out more than 2K. Will I be ready?