WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
Let me preface this race report with that I did not train for Ironman Texas. Yes, you read that right. My program was going very well in January and into February. Around that time my girlfriend, also training for IMTX, went down with a knee injury. After a few weeks rest, tests came back that she couldn’t race IMTX without doing major harm to her knee and leg. I felt terrible for her and pretty much stopped training in February. I have this wonderful character trait of empathy even if it’s to the detriment of my own causes. Stupid I know, but it is what it is.
Essentially my training after that point was the Tall Texan 70.3 on March 25th, the Got 112? ride on April 14th and the CB&I sprint triathlon on May 4th. I sprinkled in a few runs here and there, but none more than an hour of running. At this point I’ve become curious if one can finish an Ironman on minimal training. I felt confident I could do it due to my endurance background and knowing fully well that it would be a very, very long day. Read more »