After all of this training, who would do an Ironman again?
I did my long workout today, on call. 64 miles on the bike, along the same nine mile loop, so that I'm close enough to my hospital in case I need to tend to a sick patient. I was exhausted the minute I got on the bike. Four and a half hours later, I was wiped out, my eyes dry from riding, perhaps a bit woozy from the heat. Then I put on a pair of running shoes and ran six miles.
Don't get me wrong -- I want to be an Ironman more than anything else. I love exercise and the way it makes me feel. But, this is more than I ever care to put my body through again.
One more long workout tomorrow. Then I taper.
Sixteen more days to Ironman Lake Placid.