-By Caela Fenton
This is your second workout of the day?
Yes, it is. How many have you done? Zero? That’s what I thought…
So how long was your Ironman?
All Ironmans are the same length, actually, with a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run.
What if you have to pee?
You just go.
Aren’t you freaked out by the fish?
I think the fish are probably more freaked out by the hundreds of splashing humans invading their personal space.
I’d like to do a triathlon, but I don’t have the time.
Code for: I don’t really want to make a commitment to a sport, but want to act like I would if I could.
You wake up at what time?
You just said you don’t have time to train for a triathlon. Most of us triathletes “find” that time in the early mornings.
Something smells like chlorine.
That is what happens when you spend several hours a week in the pool. You know you’re fit when your sweat on a run smells vaguely of yesterday’s swim session…
I’d be a good triathlete if I could ______ (insert one of: swim/bike/run)
Well, the point of triathlon is kind of proficiency in all three. But kudos for being 66.6 per cent of the athlete that I am.
Is all that exercising good for you?
I’m relatively certain it’s better than not exercising would be for me.
Does a brick workout mean hauling stones?
No, a brick workout involves performing one workout right after the other, such as a run right after a cycle. But, I could carry quite a few bricks if I wanted to.