|Pia and I in our Roka's|
It had been raining in The Woodlands for the past few weeks, but as race day approached, the chances of rain kept going down and I had a feeling that as usual, race day would BRING her glory and the sun would come out and with all of the rain, the humidity would be off the charts. Maybe I'd make an excellent weather girl? This is exactly what happened as part way through the swim, the clouds parted and gave way to what was the start of a brutally hot and windy day in Texas.
Pre-swim nutrition: Bottle of Osmo mango, serving of Pre-Load, two eggs scrambled into cold rice (didn't want to raise my core temp on an already hot morning), liquid aminos on top and an iced latte. One banana right before the start. ~800kcals (should have had some PB in hind sight to get this close to 1k)
Swim: 1:03:38 or 1:38/100m
|Coeur Gals at the Practice swim|
|A Roka Sandwich|
Bike: 5:20:56...good enough for fastest in the AG (let's not talk about the fact that it was the 11th best bike split for the AG women)
|This bike LOVES to ride|
Run 3:38:15/ 8:18/mile and 6th fastest amateur run
|TX budgy smuggler cheer boys!|
|In the lead...for now|
I exited T2 with a half bottle full of a mixture of pre load and osmo active to top off the salts for the rest of the day. I won't drink the on course nutrition so get all of my salt from pre-load the night before/morning of and then in T2. It all started off OK enough...the first mile is always brutal for me. But I've learned to just take that one easy and build into it as the legs will come around. The course is not at all hilly, but very quickly I felt myself really feeling the ever so slight
Thanks for all of the cheers throughout the day! Thank you to my husband, Mark, for guiding me to my 6th Kona qualification.
See you in a few weeks at Escape from Alcatraz!