late bloomer

Stories, musings, and pictures… a little bit late.

Ironman Behind the Scenes

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All right, the suspension must be killing you…

Just when/how does an Ironman use the bathroom? There is more than one answer here.
For the hobbyist on the swim – in the water.
For the hobbyist on the bike – pit stop at port-a-john
For the hobbyist on the run – pit stop at port-a-john

For the serious crazies on the swim – in the water.
For the serious crazies on the bike – on the bike.
For the serious crazies on the run – on the run I suppose.

Peeing while pedaling must take some serious talent. I am quite all right if this is one area that Aaron fails to excel. In case you ever find yourself in a pace line or an endurance race and you start getting spray from the biker and tires ahead of you, chances are they are using their water bottle to rinse out their shorts while still wearing their shorts.

What about that Laundry? Is there a lot? For this I present a word problem:
If Aaron swims 2x a week in a different pair of shorts each time and uses 2 towels per swim, then changes for work, then changes to walk the dog – is that a lot of laundry?
What if Aaron also runs a couple of mornings a week, showers, then changes for work, then changes to walk the dog – is that a lot yet?
Then, what if Aaron decides to bike 2 or more times a week… you get it. It’s a lot of laundry. Thankfully, Aaron is very diligent with hand washing the super technical gear and separating out the machine washable technical apparel. But this happens:

We have an auxiliary shower curtain rod in the shower for air drying spandex. It is also a good place to play crowded city bus/subway car. Not that I do that.

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