Stories of a Triathlon Training Dabbler and Swimming Lessons Survivor
The endorphins are flowing following Sunday's long ride which somehow didn't give me an endurance hangover on Monday. I started to research how to train for an Ironman. Surprisingly, I think I would only need to squeeze in about 3-7 more hours per week of training. Hmmm…..
I have never considered myself obsessive-compulsive although I've always "needed" something to train for to avoid feeling like I was bored and on a one-way street to nowhere. This training has changed my mind. It feels good to do something I've never done before, even if it makes me OCD.
7 months ago I couldn't swim. In one month, I will be swimming in open water for (hopefully) 50 minutes. Who's to say that in a year I can't go twice as long? I'm completely adjusted physically as long as I get enough rest. I officially have no social life and somehow I'm okay with that. Seeing my friends once a month is unacceptable but I'm lucky to have ones that understand what I'm doing.
I'm a self-diagnoser and this time I must have Ironman Disease. Less than 5 weeks to go!
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