Friends have asked why I did an Ironman last year and why I am doing it again this year. The short answer is because it’s there. The first time I heard of an Ironman competition it struck me as a preposterous idea so it kind of stayed in the corner of my mind as something that needed to be done.
Ironman training is the ultimate in SpeedyTurtle thought. You just keep going. You don’t look past the workout you’re doing today. Don’t worry about tomorrow until you get to it. Take care of business right now and have faith in the process.
The reason for doing an Ironman last year might have been because it was there, but this year the logic is a bit more straight forward. The swim got canceled last year because the Ohio River got a ton of algae in it and became uninhabitable. So, my Ironman wasn’t complete. This year I’m finishing what I started last year.
Over the next several months, I will use this space to document my training efforts for the 2020 Louisville Ironman which will take place on October 11. Come along with me for the ride (and run and swim).