Two weeks ago my wife announced she was going to do the Ironman in Kentucky in 2015.
She swam on her college team, she ran a half marathon at the beginning of the month so she is good on two of three. I am not sure of the exact number, but we think she has ridden more than ten but less than 20 miles last year. So she will have to train a lot to look like the woman in the photo above.
BTW: An Ironman is a 2.4-mile open water swim, followed by a 112-mile bike, then a marathon.
Naturally, I would like to do the event with her. But she is way ahead of me. I ran a bunch of half marathons last year. I could ride 112 miles tomorrow, but I swim 50 meters in the pool and think I am going to die!
Yesterday, my wife started the day with a 6-mile hilly run. I rode 32 miles. In late afternoon we ran 5k together.
Today, she rode 5 miles with my son Nigel. She said she could feel it in her legs. I swam 100 yards and was tired all over. She is 4% of the way to 112 miles. I am 2% of the way to a 4224-yard swim.
She is getting a new bike. I am getting a swim coach.