The plan was: to wake up at 5 AM, eat some pasta and go to the swimming pool to swim 3.8kms at 7 AM. Everything seems to go according to the plan, since the dining table is a mess with ketchup everywhere (but at least we know he woke up, right?).
While the bike support team is slowly getting ready, I got a phone call from our father at 7:25, that Ondra has finished his first kilometer in 22minutes and 55seconds. At 7:48 I got a second phone call announcing the 2nd kilometer in 24mins 35secs.
The swimming part:
Ondra arrived to Obrany and started the bike part at 8:51 (I did not see him so I don't know how he feels).
The bike part: (note: the timer is running even when he stops to take his drinks and snacks)
The bike support team is now settled in Café&Wine in Adamov - everyone is welcome to come:)!
The IronMan, looking motivated more than ever, passed by just in a flash - everything is all right, we even had an opportunity to conduct a very small interview, so here it is:
(I asked him if he wanted to tell something to his fans :)) )
(even thought you can't see his smile on the vid I assure you that he was smiling)After his 2nd stop in Adamov he still had a smile on his face! Saying everything was fine, should M be afraid?
Third stop, first iont drink and first snack (the bike support team wanted to work on his bachelors thesis while waiting - but couldn't because Ondra is too fast :( )
The bike support team is happy to welcome SIkachnak! Also our parents took some pics, have a look:
The face says it all "let the pain speak to me"
The support team in all its beauty:
Interviewer: How do you feel after finishing your 60. km?
The IronMan: Fine, I never thought I would say this, but I'm really looking forward to the marathon!
Interviewer: Do you feel any pain?
The IronMan: No, just my butt a little bit.
So here he is, still smiling and even has the energy to fool around (or maybe he is just playing it? :P).
Zuzka has just arrived to join the bike support team!
Few minutes later SImikin & family arrived too!
Of course we had to take a picture together, so this is the current mood of the bike support team:
But the support team is also composed of SImikin's sons - SIjonáš and SISImon - here they are cheering for uncle Ondra!
After his 7th stop he still looked like he had a lot of energy. When we asked how he feels, he seemed really happy:
Ondra surprisingly finished his bike part at 17h25 (we did not expect this). He even seemed very confident about his running part, even after 180kms of biking he still has a smile on his face! Maybe it was because he was not biking alone - Nikola Bartosek came to his aid and provided him with great moral support for more than 40 kms and so did our parents for more than 50 kms!
Let's see how he will manage to run a marathon after such an exhausting biking trip.
He started running at 17h38.
The running part:
Last stop: 20h50
Second round is finished at 19:42; 18 km done, 24km to go. Now Jirka follows Ondra on the bike so the table will be updated when he comes back, hopefully in about one hour. However, the temperature is going down fast and Ondra starts to visibly suffer.
SIeracle: After being with Ondra for one trip, I'm starting to be a little bit worried - his will is really strong, but his body seems to have some problems (he's cold, his head was spinning for a while,...). But even in this state he was full of humour - he even asked if we're going to Hostimil after he finishes :)) (a PUB in Brno)... He also asked if he can sleep in my bed tonight - haha, no way bro' :D
But the support team is still here even in a bigger number - there are 12 of us!
The moment when he finished his 180kms on bike:
Even this tired he stills finds a moment to look at a go board...
The start of the running part
After 16h05min - at 23h05 Ondra successfully finished the IronMan challenge!