With over six months of training under my belt I thought it would be interesting to look at the aggregate of my training over that time period. I'm a little obsessive about keeping track of my training so putting the numbers together was pretty easy. Here are my numbers since I started my "official" training on a sub zero 10 mile run on New Year's Day.
- 66 hours
- 166,000 yards (that's about 94 miles)
- 49,500 calories burned
- 148 hours
- 2660 miles
- 140,600 calories burned
- 98 hours
- 625 miles
- 98,000 calories burned
As simplistic as these numbers are, I do believe it truly is what it takes to do an Ironman. I tried to capture some of the personal characteristics we develop through training on another blog I write for. Take it from someone who used to think that a 5k road race was a challenge, as long as you have a plan and put in the time, virtually anyone can do an Ironman.
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