Timberman 2010 Race
rough conditions, very choppy and
felt like a “messy” swim.
not get a rhythm and sorta knew within 3-5mins of start that it was not going
to be a great one.
Swallowed a ton
I couldn’t keep a draft
and was bouncing up and down with the swells.
Swam off course once and decided I didn’t want to waste
energy fighting this so just settled in and did what I could.
Never felt “out of control”
but it was not smooth and I kept telling myself that it was not ability
Not really sure I could have done
anything to make it really any faster except literally move faster
took first 15miles to get my legs.
Was a little nervous about that and was
in some pain climbing the hills in the first 10miles.
Although the course definitely felt less challenging than it
did in 2009.
Caught a great tail
wind on the flat stretch out and was averaging 22mph on that part.
Got to half way point and was at 1:29
(had given myself a 1:35 pace).
Way back was good except for not being able to pee on bike (couldn’t do
it for some reason!) which made the last 10miles tough.
I definitely think I could have gone
harder on bike with potentially not serious repercussions for run.
I was always in control and HR was
always in zone 3.
spot on also (additional notes on this below).
sneakers and a missing gu (next to my sneakers) delayed me slightly.
Run: Don’t think
I went out too hard (ran my 1st loop with Stackman) and we averaged 7:50-8:10min/miles
which is what I had calculated.
Legs definitely started to feel heavy towards end of 1st loop.
I dropped back slightly (8:20 to
8:30min/mile) just to pace myself and legs started to feel pretty heavy toward
Lower back was in complete
shambles/tight/pain which has never happened to me before.
I tried to pick up pace for last 4
miles but didn’t as much as I would have liked.
Still pleased with a 1:50 run split but think a 1:45 is
Slightly bloated belly
feeling towards end of (probably due to liquids on bike).
Stayed very hydrated and never fell
Here is the breakdown:
1 roctane gu; Gatorade/water bottle; 1 sodium tablet
1 bottle of carbopro/heed; 1 bottle of Gatorade endurance; 1 water bottle; half
power bar; 1 gu; 2 sodium tablets
1 gu at start; 4 blox throughout rest of run; sipped Gatorade endurance/water
at every other aid station.
race: zico; banana