Cartersville Century - CycleCentury

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Cartersville, Georgia
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 7h 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Powerbar and Gu2O
Event warmup:

roll out of bed, shower and drive to Cartersville
  • 00m
  • 100 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Working on my Ironman nutrition plan.
Determined that I had way too many calories (sugar) at the 70 mile rest stop. By mile 80 my blood chemestry was fried, and at 90 I wanted to take a nap.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water and thin the gatorade mix. Eat less when starving at mile 70 - especially no oatmeal cream pie on top of gels and Newtons. Too much sugar.

Post race
Warm down:

Crawl to the car. Try to choke down a burger and coke.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Blood sugar spiked at 75 and crashed at 85, wound up dehydrated and nauseated by the finish. Really need to drink more water and thinned mix, with less solid, sweet food at the later rest stops.

Event comments:

love this race, and the course is beautiful.
Great preparation for late summer/fall IM or 6-Gap rides.

Last updated: 2009-01-12 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 100 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Beautiful rolling hills through farm and pasture lands.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4