Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Vine Man (Iron Man) Triathlon in Sonoma
Okay so I'm thinking about doing this. It is beyond scary. I have always said I didn't want to do a triathlon because I hate swimming in the open ocean, especially in water that isn't clear. Damn Steven Spielberg and that effin shark! Well on Sunday night I met a girl who had completed an Iron Man in Sonoma. She told me that the swimming portion of that one is in a river. Hearing this filled me with both elation and terror.
For those of you who don't know, an Iron Man is a triathlon where you swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles. A shiver ran through me just typing that.
Am I crazy? I have just over 6 1/2 months that I could train do do this. Have any of you ever done an Iron man? Thoughts?