The siren song of triathlon is playing again for me. No, I’m not planning on doing anything stupid between now and delivery day. I am saving all my stupidity for shortly thereafter.
You see, Israel has very few triathlons that aren’t on Shabbos. As in, two. Of the two, only one of them is held at a time of the year when one would actually want to exercise outside in Israel (February). And that one is an amazing “long course” race in Eilat in late February. So the only real question is:
Do I try to train for a long-course race (1.2 mile/2 km swim, 56 mile/90 km bike, and a half-marathon – 13.1 mile/21 km run) for February 2009?
Or do I try and train for my first iron-distance race (double the numbers above) for February 2010?
Or both? Or neither? Do we plan a trip to Europe just to race there instead? Have I mentioned how hilly Europe is?