Kathy Winkler's Tips for a Successful First Ironman

If you've been in the Ironman community, you might already know Kathy Winkler, who not only finished her first Ironman, but won her age group. I can barely keep up with her in a conversation, but if you are looking for some valued tips on your first Ironman, read on.
Kathy's tips for your first Ironman
Don't do too much before hand!  It is easy to get swept up in the scene, and the scene is huge.  There are many spectators.  Remember, just because someone else says they are riding the course a few days prior does not mean you should.  They may not even being racing!  Stay relaxed and look around, you are in a beautiful place, enjoy it as much as you can.