The first few mls of the Ironman Canada bicycle were just a little technical as there were speed bumps, bumpy highways and some changes and twists. The layout of the course was rather simple, as there were four main segments. To Callaghan Climb, Callaghan Climb, to the far turn around, riding back to town and then you repeat.
This allowed me to break the course up into small segments so that I possibly could focus on executing each portion to the best of my capability. Although I didn’t have any metrics to abide to, I lapped my computer at each portion so that I could check in with my metrics merely to observe how my numbers (specifically lap normalized power) was correlating to my RPE. I primarily rode the entire bike by feel but checked-in with my metrics once in a while, on the first loop especially.
I didn’t find this course excessively challenging as my training really prepared me to ride my bicycle well with this course. I don’t think I possibly could have performed the bicycle course much better. The first loop was rather calm with riders, whereas the second loop was a little more occupied with the 70.3 sports athletes. However, with the layout of the course and the long hills/descends, I missed it difficult to trip my own race, often not seeing any riders directly before me.
This is the second Ironman I’ve done on my Ventum and I am absolutely in love with how it rides. It is not only soft with how it deals with (comparable to a road bike) but Personally I think incredibly in-control while descending, in the wind especially. This not only helps me ride better but I expend less energy as I could ride more relaxed and efficient. For nutrition, I front-loaded my calorie consumption so that I took in a bit more in the first loop of the bicycle due to the cooler temps. Because I did so warm-up, I knew that my calories from fat would process and absorb a lot better in the first loop – especially with all the climbing.
200 calorie consumption), Ventum hydration (identical to the first loop, I used a large plastic water container so it had been mixed and filled up my hydration system in special needs), back container (CarboRocket 333 black cherry, 2 scoop 220 calories). Ten minutes (4-5 sips) and always listened to my own body before I took in diet to assess could was sense.
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I appeared for opportunities to gain “free” speed so I made sure to consider advantage of the faster parts of the course where rate arrived easily with little energy expended. On the first loop, I didn’t complete my rear container (which was more of a back-up bottle) but on the second loop I finished about 3/4ths of everything.
I experienced one low minute around miles 80 of the bike but it proceeded to go away in around 20 minutes. I only grabbed drinking water at the last aid place to cool myself off as I was getting a little warm. I eased up in the last few kilometers with a somewhat higher cadence just to get the legs ready for the run.