Making Lemonade & 100 days until Ironman Texas!

Not from today... but this was the
wetsuit I donned at the pool
It is COLD here in Texas!  I know for you Northerners, this is probably just a mild Spring, but I'm freezing tail.  A California-born girl, I do not know how to drive in snow or ice and I don't own jackets that are warm enough to deal with wind chills like this! The summer sunshine can't come soon enough! :)

So, today I made some lemonade out of a lemon situation.   The pool heater at my gym is on the fritz.  I swam on Monday and they said it was 76 degrees.  There's no way.  It had to be closer to 74 or below.  I did a 3000yd (with sets) swim and I can assure you it dropped my body temperature, because I could not get warm for the rest of the day/ night.  (snicker, snicker... yes, I'm a pansy).

I was scheduled for another 3,000y swim today.  So, rather than skip the swim, I brought my wetsuit.  It was glorious!  I did a straight swim and finished in record time.  I felt like I was cheating it was so easy, but I pushed hard, so my arms are definitely feeling it.

Anyway... I'm getting the workouts in and done without excuses! 100 days until Ironman Texas!  Someone please get me a paper bag to blow in to!


TRI714 said...

wetsuit in your pool to beat the broken heater = ASS KICKER !!! Great job !

Julie said...

Great job for not using it as an excuse!!!

Christi said...

What a great way to get some wetsuit training completed! I hope the weather gets warmer soon because I am headed to SA at the end of the month. I don't want to have cold weather when I am there! Do you think you could arrange that for me? ;)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am a northerner and I cant stand when the pool heater is on the fritz, like it is now at my pool, like you my temp dropped, then I have to go out in the single digit weather to get home, I hate it

Jason said...

Genius. Pure Genius.

IMTX waits for no one and you are going to own it. Congrats on the smart swim move.

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