Assuming the following Scenarios:
1. Two friends, a cyclist and a running want you as a swimmer to take part in an Team Ironman race. The race is held next weekend, there will be 1000 persons jumping in the water in the same time
2. Someone is willing to pay for the registrations fees for an individual Ironman race. You think it's a good idea as it will allow you to test your swim leg. You have no real intention to complete the whole event per se. Again, the race is held next weekend (June 16).
What would your state of mind be, whilst waiting on the beach for the big Horn to yell the start of the event?
How would you feel, if I was telling you that you have a 3.8k race to swim along with 999 other participants next weekend?
Charles G. Couturier, Canadian Swimming / Triathlon Coach