Ironman Wisconsin 09/10/17
This was my 3rd Ironman Wisonsin.
Pretty nice weather again. Chilly 50 at the start warming to sunny 70. Water temp 66.
T1 was slow, but I've had a cold and fever, so mind wasn't totally clear and I wanted to move slow and make sure I didn't forget anything...which I did anyways...Vaseline in the bottom of my T1 bag. At least I had some in special needs, but that was 60mi down the road. Ouch
The 112mi bike has 5000ft of elevation and almost constant rolling hills. I rode the first half right on pace for what I planned. But by loop 2, I could tell my legs were shot. Every hill was in granny gear. And I struggled to get to 100w on the flats. I'm not a good hill climber, but this was really deflating. I was zapped. I finished in 7hrs, 16mph. When Tom Herricks tells u the bike course was really hard today, I guess it wasn't just me.
Congrats to all the participants. Thank you to Andrea for all her coaching, support and kicks in the pants. ?. All those who we have trained with leading up to this day. All those who supported and volunteered today. You helped keep the glass half full. And of course Alexis and friend Kelly who blow everyone away w a post race that would make all 3000 IMWI participants envious.