I get sick of typing out Louisville all the time. I just want to throw that out there. :)
Tom and I are heading there later today. This amazing guy Bob on Iamtri.com has set up training rides and swims for Ironman athletes for 5 or 6 Saturdays in the summer. You pay $5 for the swim and they have kayaks out in the Ohio for you so you can get a feel for the water, jumping off the dock, the current, etc. Then you pay $10 for a fully supported ride of the course - either 80 miles or the full 112. That's awesome!
Last weekend I think there were like 90 riders and 30 swimmers. It's catching on. I'm excited to test out the ole' speed suit that I bought and will only ever be able to use once in IM and then they are banned (thankfully the ban goes into effect two days after the Ironman). Then Tom and I will ride the full 112 and try to get a feel for what we can do on the course alone. Sure it'll be a little different with only 90 people out there as opposed to 3,000, but it'll still give me a good gauge.
Because honestly, when people ask how long the bike will take me, I say I don't know... and I don't.
Should be a fun day!
And the hubster is awesome - bought me pink Zensah sleeves. Probably because he's sick of me talking about something and then not just buying it for myself because I'm a cheapskate. Thanks bubs!