#WellnessWednesday let's go back to that IRONMAN swim for a moment..
I think my face says it the most. That swim was cold, damn cold! As a New Englander I'd say we do pretty well with cold water. Water temps according to my watch with a build in thermometer had temps ranging from 55 to 61. I'd swam in water colder before. But that was for 1.2 miles or less. In any event it took your breath away. It took about 200 yards before I could settle in and get "used" to the temps. .
Turning the first bouys I found myself 50 yards outside of the course, how did that happen?! I'll make it up I thought swimming diagonally towards the bouys to make up some ground, look up again 50 yards still and I'm in a pocket all alone. Whatever, I'll stay here for now.
See the one mile marker. Look at my watch, 29 minutes. Alright, on pace, yes! 5 minutes later. The cold sets in and I feel the muscles tightening. What the heck?! Havent experienced this one before. .
Fast forward to the final turn to start swimming back. Hamstring cramp. No not now! There's still 138 miles left to go! Pause a second it goes away. Look up again. 50 yards away from the bouys again! Oh well just get to the finish at this point!
Pop out of the water and you have this glamorous face. Glad that's over, yardage swam 4650?! How did that happen! Give or take GPS accuracy I'd swam .25 miles too far! Ah. Positive self talk, Brady you'll kill the bike, and the run is your jam, forget the cold swim and get after it! A few high fives amongst other athletes on our .50 mile run to transition and some positive comments from the best volunteers in racing and we're dialed back into execution mode. .
Bike recap to follow!
9 683:30 PM Nov 28, 2018
Charging towards Christmas like 💨💨💨 The only time you are uglier than the swim exit of a triathlon is accidentally turning on the front facing camera of your phone. True story