We belong to the Columbia Association, which is a large homeowners association (more than 100,000 residents) that has, among other things, three full service gyms and 23 outdoor pools.
I was invited to join in the unofficial "Pedal and Paddle" event that a bunch of folks started a few years ago.
It goes like this: start at a pre-designated pool. Do at least one lap and, if there is a slide, one time down, get on your bike, pedal to the next pool. Twenty-three times, plus a jump in the first pool at the end, just for good measure.
It's about 40 miles of riding and lasts 6+ hours. Thankfully, the rules clearly state that form doesn't count.
Have no idea what a 47-event something-athalon would be called (other than "47-event-athalon"), but I do have some questions:
1. If there are no medals, is it a sport? 2. If there is no t-shirt or like swag handed out, is it an event? 3. There is no liability waiver or entrance fee, so do we need a lawyer? 4. 46 transitions? Yikes! 5. Swim in bike shorts or ride in a bathing suit? 6. Does the Garmin work under water? 7. Can I add it to my upcoming events? 8. Need one of those "six pack abs" t-shirts to wear for the swim parts. (I know, not really a question.)
Needless to say, I've already signed up. Looking forward to that PR!