It's true. I hang around with a crazy bunch.
I'm looking forward to sharing in SOME of the training adventures of my friends who all just signed up for Ironman Canada in 2010. As far as I know, the following psychos are all in: Shawn, Karen, Shelley, Lynn, Carrie, Amy, Dr. Rick and, of course, my Rick.
There may be some others out there who haven't 'fessed up, but they'll admit what they've done soon enough.
While I have "retired" from Ironman distances events (my knees said, "No ma'am" when asked if they'd like to partake), I am excited to do part of the training with the Canada people. First, I am playing around with the idea of doing another amazing event for Team in Training in the late spring: a century ride around Lake Tahoe. It calls itself "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" and I'm thinking that may be true.
And, I figure the Canada people will do a half-ironman race here and there to prep for the big race, so you never know, I may be inspired to do the aquabike portion of a 70.3.