You know the phrase "the Devil is in the details?" No seriously, the Devil is in this detail.
The Ironman US Championship just published the elevation chart for IMNYC. No look at it and tell me what you see?
I don't care what you say, those are Devil horns!!!
4000 ft of elevation gain. Up. Down. Up. Down.
That is an evil, evil elevation chart and so the Devil horns are just confirmation of its evil progeny. I am from Long Island, we don't have hills like that. How am I supposed to train for this?
But no matter. This is what I signed up for. Ahab said it best....
"Aye, aye! and I’ll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition’s flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out. What say ye, men, will ye splice hands on it, now? I think ye do look brave."Aaarrrggghh!!!