Kelsey has been training to do an Ironman Triathlon, which is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run, for a total distance of 140.6 miles.
In order to build up to this, she has been doing self-timed races of smaller distances, beginning with what is called a “sprint triathlon,” which is half of the distance of an Olympic triathlon (0.47 mi swim, 12 mi bike, 3.1 mi run).
Last weekend, she completed her first self-timed Olympic triathlon, which is a 0.93 mile swim, followed by a 25 mile bike ride, followed by a 6.2 mile run, in 3 hours and 52 minutes, which was under her target time of four hours.
Since we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and we are trying to keep ourselves and others safe by staying home as much as possible, she needed to create a route that began and ended at our house for each of the three legs. This meant swimming upriver from our dock for about half a mile, then turning around and coming back, and the same with the bike route and the run.