The roads were snowy this morning, but I stuck with my plan and biked into work, followed by an hour Spinning class and then the 1.77 mile jog. My legs felt better than I expected. I felt like I could have gone further.
I was talking with John about my plans and so he ran with me this morning after Spinning class. I think I lured him into this plan to do a ironman with me.
So we started looking at different Ironman events. The St George Ironman is close, but the timing isn't right and $600 entrance fee is out of my budget. There are other events like the Vineman in California, but by the time you figure in travel and everything that is out of my budget also. So now I am thinking we put together our own Ironman distance event. The key for me is to do the distances, but I don't really need to have it be an official event.
The cool thing is my Pony Express Century route works out to be 112 miles which is the correct distance for the bike. So if we start at the Saratoga Springs marina, swim 2.4 miles in Utah Lake, bike the Pony Express Century loop, and then run out to the Jordan River trail out 13.1 miles and back, we would have an Ironman distance course.
I'm thinking if someone wants to organize this into an official event I'll work with them on that, otherwise I'll just see if anyone wants to do it with me as an unorganized event.