Subject: RE: Ironman Calgary 70.3 : Official Thread
I guess we all have similiar experiences with the run portion! I too found the run to be difficult. I managed the first 5k in 22 minutes which was a pace I was hoping to hold the entire time. No dice! I faultered big time and had to mentally push myself to keep running. I wanted so bad to just sit down. I thought at first it was because I pushed too hard on the bike, but now I'm glad I did because I still may have blown up on the run regardless.
The race itself was okay. The course was really good I thought, except for a couple things; The aid station on the descent was annoying, and the lack of buoys in the water were my only two course complaints. There were a lot of aid stations on the run which was awesome.
I thought after the race if I really could ever do a full Ironman after and I just don't know. For sure most people must walk the marathon portion just based off what I saw on the run leg at this race. The pain of an Ironman must be even worse and I don't know if I could sign up for that! Maybe though...
If this race goes ahead next year I likely won't do it. Not that it's a bad race, but I'm still new to the sport and I want to try different races. If I do a HIM again it'll be an Outback Event and not on the August long-weekend.Edited by feldon 2009-08-04 10:14 AM