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Pre swim nutrition: cereal, banana, almond butter, cytomax, OSMO pre-load and one gel: 800kcals
TYR/Cytosport Swim: 1:04:22, 2nd AG/12th amateur
I saw the swim time, and was hoping for better, but after seeing the vast majority of bikes still in transition and later looking at all of the splits, am A-OK with what that time and it set me up for a great bike. The swim was much more physical for me than it has been in years past and a few rogue arm strokes by dudes next to me saw my goggles try to take up residency in my eye socket. Owie!! I remember thinking to myself, the water is refreshing, enjoy it while you can, this is the last time for the next xx hours that you will not be roasting! Into T1 stocked up on my nutrition and was outta there and onto the bike!
Bike Nutrition: 1 gel in T1, 6 bags cytomax energy chews, 3scoops cytomax, 1coke, 2gels:
1890kcal/335/hour based on actual ride time
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Run nutrition: 1 gel in T2, and from here on out a rolling buffet...Popsicle, coke every aid station, chips as the day progressed, oranges, grapes, watermelon with salt, 2 gels...no idea on kcal count
Smith/SOAS Run: real time 4:38:01 moving time 4:25:39
Again a bit o stopping here, once at an aid station and a few times to talk to Sonja, Morgan, and really anyone who would listen to my woes. And then I thought to myself, "really Hailey? One of your best friends sister has cancer, a family member also is having surgery to prevent cancer from developing and you're out here complaining about an ironman? Time to get over your pity party of one and just grit your teeth!". And so I vowed to finish, knowing that I would be far off of my "normal" race outcome, and having not been able to race to my capabilities and expectations. In the words of my sometimes callous, but always realistic husband..."oh well!". Life goes on, and there is much more to life than an ironman in Texas that I crapped the bed at. AND, I had told colleagues when to expect me to finish and I knew my mom was glued to Ironman live waiting for me to cross the finish line so she could see I was ok. It tends to concern them when they see 16min mile splits on the run.
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Next up is a BREAK- Mark and I will have our 4th anniversary this Thursday before I fly out for a trip to Ohio this weekend to see a family friend get married, see my parents, and hang with a few friends. I think it's gonna be a good week! Then we'll get back into some training in prep for Vineman, and then Kona! What an exciting summer coming up.