Friday, February 13, 2009

I Won!!

I did it!

I won the Lazyman Triathlon!

I was the first person at my gym to finish the Ironman distance!

All told, it took me 10 days. It would have been 7 days (finishing on Tuesday), but my job has been MADNESS, and I am raging sick with some stupid head cold, so I had to take three days off this week.

When I told the Front Desk lady (because I didn't know if I needed to let someone know), I think that she did not believe me. I was like, "Lady, I work out two hours a day. Sometimes three. So that's at least 14 hours a week. I finished the REAL Ironman in April in one day in 14 total hours. Trust it."

I mean, ten days is plenty of time to finish something like this. Let's break it down:

Swim gets knocked out in 2.5 sessions.

I am training for a half-marathon anyways, so runs were regular, and rarely less than six miles at any given time. Add in a few cross-trainer sessions (which counted towards the run portion), and it was hammered out.

I ride my bike at home for 60-90 minutes several times a week, and often double up those rides by going to nightly spin classes multiple times a week.

Over ten days, that adds up.

Outside of that, I have had a post brewing about all the craziness in the world (sans political craziness - there's only so much room in my brain for Daily News, and this week, Rhianna and unfit mothers have taken up most of the space). I am going to try to write it all through the sinus haze this weekend, so perhaps a little bit of the old, bitter, opinionated Megan will return on Monday.

Okay, well, I am off to nurse my yucky cold with a hot shower and a long sleep. Have a good weekend and Valentine's Day (if your into that stuff)!

16 comments:

Jumper 2.0 said...

Now technically shouldn't the last person to finish the ironman distance during the month be the winner? Come on "Lazyman" means whoever finishes the laziest. And while I'm sure your not lazy you apparently procrastinate so I think you could do it.

Seriously, congratulations. The shock by the others must have been the most satisfying.

jessica said...

You are fierce. Too funny.

I do think your gym may be on to something. Who needs elaborate training plans -- we should all just start seeing how quickly we can accomplish the IM distance. Start with a reasonable goal like a month (or five), then repeat, whittling it down over a year or so until you're doing it all in a day. Brilliant!

The Fire said...

Congrats. I hope you really enjoy your t shirt!! woo hoo. For the sinus issue...neti pot!! we swear by it!!

xt4 said...

YOU are a Lazyman!

MadisonDuo said...

Congrats Girl! That is awesome. I give you kudos for sticking with it.

Funny how I am willing to do the one day IM event, but tell me to do the lazyman version and f*** that.. :) I am so into wine right now, I want to bathe in it :) I need to get some races on the schedule so I can get back into it. I've started spinning and running, and on March 2nd I start bootcamp again. Means by then I need to give up the booze. :)

When and where is the 1/2 you are doing? Good luck girl...

prin said...

YEY! Congrats on finishing the Lazyman. :)

I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

anji said...

Congrats!

starttothink said...

Woah! That rocks! Congratulations!!
Can I have your autograph?

Brent Buckner said...

Winner!

Borsch said...

Congrats! I would have never doubted you! Way to knock that shit out in grand fashion!

The Young Family said...

Congrats on the Lazy Ironman - I am pitching this to the gym I work at to see if we can do something similar - no pool, but we got to come up with something!!

Em

Tri-Angle said...

Yep
I called it.
Nice Race Megan.

Flatman said...

you rock.

Captain Cactus said...

Congratulations champ! Great work knocking those miles out.

rUntoNamAste said...

Ofcourse you won. That was a known from the jump :-) Congrats, hope you feel better and I'm eagerly anticipating your venom post!

The (IRON) Clyde said...

So what does a lazy man tattoo look like?