I had a 2.5 hr easy bike (in the comfort of my basement), followed by a 30 min run.
No big deal. Except for the fact that it was near white out conditions and ~6-8 inches of snow had fallen.
Time to put on the snow gear, dig out the yak trax and hit the door. Suck it up, Buttercup because Ironman isn't for wimps.
|normally you'd be seeing my neighbor's house and the street behind me.|
Also: I realized that my running shoes match my ski jacket. Sweet!
Running with Yak Trax is always a bit weird. Your feet almost feel bouncy. I was glad I had them, though, as there was ice hidden under the snow. My HR monitor was acting up, probably because I wasn't sweaty enough. I didn't bring any water to drink and I surely wasn't going to stuff a fistful of snow down my shirt to get the thing to work. So I just listened to the thing beeping at me, thinking I was at ~170 bpm.
|typical running conditions|