Week 20

Day 127

Exercise: Swim

Time: 1 hour

Distance: water

Today, I spent most of my time in the pool thinking about all that could go wrong during the swim in the actual race. I watched some videos of swim starts and they were easily the most stressful videos I've ever viewed. Needless to say, these types of thoughts did not make for a relaxing swim today.

Day 128

Exercise: Bike/Run

Time: 2 hours/1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: 30 miles/8 miles

Today was the hardest workout I've had yet in terms of time and distance, but it didn't feel too bad. I'm finally over my sickness from a few weeks ago, and I can't tell you how much easier it is to bike/run without mucus in my nose and flem in my throat. It's like trying to breath with the slime from Nickelodeon in your mouth. Good luck getting that imagery out of your head.

Day 129

Strength Day

I saw my abs in the mirror today, so I celebrated by eating pizza. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Jonny, that is so counterproductive!" You're right, but I don't want to hear it. I earned every single pepperoni I ate today. "Man doth not live on fruit and salad alone. He needeth his pizza." I'm pretty sure that's in the Bible somewhere.

Day 130

Exercise: Swim

Time: 40 minutes

Distance: water

Usually, there is someone else in the pool that I can pretend to race, but today it was just me and a few toddlers taking a lesson in the lane next to me. So yeah, I raced against the kids learning to swim...and I absolutely dominated them! It was like these kids had never seen water before. I could usually swim three laps before they could even make it down one length of the pool. Ha! What were they even doing out there? Learn to swim kids!

Day 131

Exercise: Bike

Time: 2 hours

Distance: 30 miles

Nothing exciting today. It's raining, so I had to bike in the gym. I watched the golf channel. 

Day 132

Exercise: Run

Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Distance: 10 miles

I finally got my mile time back down to where it's supposed to be, but it did not come easily. Nipple chaffing was at an all time high today, and I need to find some sort of remedy or I'm not going to be able finish the race here in a few weeks. I knew becoming an Ironman would come at a cost, but I did not sign up thinking it might cost me my nipples. I don't know if it's inappropriate to share such personal details, but I just needed you guys to know. Sorry if you're offended, but truthfully if you knew how bad my nipples hurt today, you'd be saying sorry to me.

Day 133