So...I have some friends that do triathlon...and a few more that do ironman...and it's always always always been something that has interested me...I wanna do ironman too! I get so darn excited when it's on tv...man is it ever inspiring. I've heard it's quite addicting once you start racing tri's as well...is that my problem, why i'm so hesitant to try one? I don't know...I mean i've got 2 out of the 3 sports down pat...I grew up as a competitive swimmer so there's no problem there...and i'm already a runner...sweet...i think what my problem is...is with the bike! I do have a decent road bike which I enjoy so why don't I just put all 3 sports together and race a tri and hopefully eventually an ironman?!
I think i've been watching too much Tour de France in the past...I know I won't be going anywhere near that fast but boy do I get freaked out when I see them wipe out on their bike. I have this fear of falling off my road bike that I can't explain! I remember reaching 60km/hr going down some crazy hills in Gatineau Park when I lived in Ottawa and I think I had my brakes on the entire way!! It's not quite the same when I mountain bike as I assume, or hope that i'll land somewhere relatively soft :)
I've been thinking so much about it lately and it doesn't help that i've been asking my ironman friends more and more about it. Unfortunately with all of the trail races i've entered this summer I don't really have any time to fit in training for or completing a tri along the way. Yet I still want to go to Penticton this summer, watch ironman and register for IMC 2010...what to do what to do...at least I have a lot of time to think about it! Who knows, maybe you'll see me in line signing up on Aug.31st!!
Anyways, it's most definitely on my list of things to do...I just have to stop being a wimp and do it already! If that 80+ year old Nun can do it, then why can't I?? As for today, I've got almost an hour left of work and then it's off to do a big hill workout...I'm thinking i'll take my frustrations out on the Calgary Curling Club hill as well as those lovely stairs and that will kick my butt nicely!