This was more hilly than I expected. The course elevation maps provided by IM were way off!!! I did not stop at the first rest stop, but got water at Aid 2 and Aid 3. I was hammering pretty good for the first half of the bike, and slowed down on the second half. Passing was tough on the hills, and we were going four wide at times. I noticed about 30 flats on the course, and one crash.
The second half of the course was much hillier, and the heat was creeping up. I did not hydrate enough for the last 20 miles, which affected my run. My stomach started acting up for some reason. I had half of a Bonk Breaker, but it was not tasting good at all. I had half of a gu, and then lost it on a bump. I did get a banana at the half way point, which felt good.
My cadence monitor was not working, and I did not stop to fix it, I just rode at what felt comfortable and check my HRM.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
14m 07s min/mile
This was a three loop course with up and down hills. There was no aid station for 1.5 miles on the hottest part of the course, which really sucked. The course changed from pavement to dirt, to a trail/bike path which was sketchy in places.