When I signed up to do the ironman, I really wanted to keep track of all the hours and miles I logged, we well as, how much it actually cost me to do the race and all the training.
I am pretty sure I could figure out the hours and miles, it’s located somewhere in the deep recesses of the Polar software system that kept track of every fricking beat of my heart and foot strike that I took over the past 9 months. Alas, I don’t feel like digging for it…hey Welle, get on that will you?
I did however, keep track of my expenses. So, if you are at all curious about how much it might coast you to do an ironman keep going. If you have done one and don’t want to know, look away. If you have a wife or a husband or a significant other or mother that doesn’t want you to do one, certainly don’t show them this.
Drum roll please….
Gear Cost: $4, 298.47 (this does include my new bike, bike maintenance, running shoes, new helmet, needed apparel, etc)
Race Registrations: $800
Physical Therapy & Massage: $2497. 38
Hotels and stays in Madtown: $850
Race & Training Nutrition: $450 (Gu, Heed products, etc.)
Babysitting: $245 (plus lots of free babysitting from friends and family…so this could be a whole lot worse)
Coaching: $1,475 (this is from Jan-September and includes Ironman Camp)
Total Cost of doing the WI Ironman: $10,615.85
Coming in at 11 hours and 35 minutes…Priceless!Filed under Ironman, training | Comment (1)