My initial plan was to go to the 24 hours of triathlon to serve as support crew.
Then, my arm was twisted into competing in the 8 hour of triathlon version.
I realized that IM MOO was the following weekend, so I changed to an 8 hour relay team to split the effort 3 ways.
But I discovered I would have to be in court the day after IM, so I had to cancel. I needed something more epic than an 8 hour relay, so I changed to the full 24 hour race as a solo.
And then I broke my foot, and I can't run until October.
So now I'm doing a sort of aquathon. For the 24 HOT and its 8 HOT sibling, you have to complete the 1st swim bike run in that order, and then you can do any discipline in any order for the duration of the 8 hours.
I'll do the swim, then bike, then walk the 1st run leg. After that, I'll swim and ride my bike for the duration of the 8 hours.
Should I swim for 3 hours and then bike for the remaining 3 1/2? Or should I swim bike swim bike swim bike in even proportions? Or should I do a couple of swims then a couple of bikes and alternate in that manner?
Each swim is 0.5 miles, and each bike is just under 10 miles.
Or maybe I should just swim the entire time...