Big kudos to @mikepugh for his accomplishment of finishing a virtual Ironman! I watched portions of his live stream on YouTube and it was an impressive feat!
After IM Switzerland was pushed out to later this season, he still completed the swim indoors before moving to Zwift for the bike and run. Not only did he complete the distance, but he simulated the elevation gain by choosing one of the more difficult routes on Watopia before finishing up with a marathon on the treadmill.
Congratulations! I’ll be curious to hear more about how the climbing and overall effort felt relative to the actual event once you get out there, Mike. In terms of preparation and getting to the start line that day, did you feel like the virtual Ironman had a similar “feel” to what you expected? And would you change anything about your IRL preparation now that you’ve gone through this event virtually?
Has anyone else done any big virtual events like this, or do you have plans to do it?