7/12 - 7/18/2010

Swim 12,700 yds
Bike 12 hours
Run 24 mi

This week I was resting for Vineman 70.3 on sunday and felt tired and awkward all week. Put in a few digs on the bike early week and kept the running easy with a little tempo.

Went out strong in the swim and maybe wasted some unnecessary energy getting through that portion. Settled into good rhythm on the bike with some soreness early on in TT (need to get down on the bars more often) worked the flats with high tempo and easy speed and spun up all the hills. Felt strong going out onto the run and the first 6-7 miles were steady and strong and then the heat and effort started to catch up with me. The last 2-3 miles were horrendous and I was just struggling to get to the finish. I need more running miles and heat training.

Consumed like 7-9 bottles of water, electrolyte, and recovery drink in the hour or two after the race. I need to find a better way to ingest fluid and nutrient on the run to help stay strong as I felt like my aerobic engine was still going strong but the fuel and fluid was not there.

Great result especially knowing I could have gone much better. Qualified for my elite license...the first of many goals.

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