|And Shane West|
But before I even get to the bike, I have to survive the 2.4 mile swim. It's in the Gulf with a couple thousand of my closest strangers.
Here's what the 2012 IMFL swim start looked like:
But here's what the 2013 IMFL swim start looked like (the whole video is here if you would like to revel in that madness for a bit):
But, there are ways to train for taking the blows in such swimming. Such as:
But this is my last week of big training before I start my 2-week taper. A lot of athletes hate the taper, but not me. I'm like: THANK GOODNESS. No more 6-8 hour workouts. No more exercising more in one week than most fit people do in a month. Or to put it a little less delicately:
But it's not easy. None of it is easy. But it's almost done.
The last big week.