2 loop course:
FIRST BIKE SEGMENT 56 mi. (2:39:08) 21.11 mph
FINAL BIKE SEGMENT 56 mi. (2:58:20) 18.84 mph
The first loop was very good for me. The goal HR was Z3 (142-149) Average for the first loop was about 144.
2 loop course with significant hills. Rained like crazy. riding through lakes in the roads, going down Keene was a bit terrifying, but I rode the downhills pretty much all-out in aero position. I passed a lot of people.
The 2nd loop I passed Dan (Docswim) and he looked good. I talked with him for about 1 min. The 2nd loop was slower for several reasons:
1. weather was worse on 2nd loop.
2. I bonked a bit on mile 85, and I needed to back off on the pace to get in some nutrition.
3. I wanted to run the marathon and I felt that the overall pace had to come down a bit.
Overall this was a smart move as I was able to do well on the marathon. My nutrition was thrown a loop, because it was sooooo cold and I needed less hydration. I had drunk too much in the way of fluids and was feeling bloated. So I backed off on the pace and ate gels. This worked quite well.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
26.2 miles |
08m 57s min/mile
FIRST RUN SEGMENT 13.1 mi. (1:46:55) 8:09/mile
FINAL RUN SEGMENT 13.1 mi. (2:07:42) 9:44/mile
Average HR 142
rolling course with 2 sig. hills on each loop.
Excellent aid stations, volunteers and spectators.