When you are well-trained, well-rested, fully recovered and well-nourished, your finishing 'kick' says it all. It is the icing on the cake for a long-distance race. To complete a triathlon or marathon with a nice burst of speed, assures the competitor that his/her days of training mattered and counted. This was my finishing shot for Ironman 70.3 Cebu, where I sprinted home down the long chute with a fellow compatriot. I learnt that I was on-track for Kona, at the pace I set for myself. The post-race, recovery meal was generously laced with beer, Krispie Kremes doughnuts, sorbet, coconuts, mangoes, and roast-meat. I am awaiting 1 October for next year's registration.