So on Tuesday I made a post on Healthy Living Austin (Its a Facebook and Garmin community that I help run.) asking people what their goals were for the month. And one of the members, and old co-worker said he was doing his first “Ironman indoor triathlon” weekend. I was just a little confused, then I remembered that the owners of Ironman, WTC were going to buy/sponsor the lifetime indoor tri series.
At first I was like hmm, lets put the IM logo on anything and make money. But then I thought about it a little more and I think its great. People associate IM with the 1 race a year that gets televised, Kona. If any fans out there wanted to get into it, putting a IM branded event at almost every lifetime gym across the country will just bring more people into the fold.
So with that, and wanting to go support a friend I signed up for this weekends Ironman Lifetime Indoor Tri. This will be my 3rd Lifetime Indoor tri. If we go back to the way back days It was my 4th tri ever, then about my 10th I think. I will have to figure out what one this is later.
I had a short run scheduled for Sunday anyways, so I guess this will just be a short tri instead with a little more effort and I get to support a friend in his first triathlon event.
Monday Jan 19, I started my 2 weeks of water running. I decided to cut my swim distance in half and water run the other half, this way I could keep going to the pool at lunch. Ooof! Water running isn’t easy at all. My leg might be used to walking again but I really could feel the calf muscles that are engaged when running start to work again in the pool.
I am going to count my water running distances with my swim totals for my monthly total, since its all pool time. It might be cheating, but hey, it was my own challenge. I did 7 days of swimming + water running in a row, and on the 8th day I was able to get on the treadmill.
So, on the 23rd I was able to start getting on the treadmill. I have renamed my home treadmill to the Treadybear. The name is silly, but for a $15 garage sale treadmill that works, its good for me.
I finished up the month of January with 27 miles swam in 16 hours and 48 minutes. For sure, my biggest swim month ever. My paces are better and I am more comfortable in the water than ever before.
My last swim of the month I went out to the pool with the intentions of swimming at least a 5k. It was cold and raining and quite miserable, but I ended up doing 7k. Woohoo!
Now February is ramp up month on the treadmill. Ill make that in another post.