One Hot Day
Ironman Boulder is beautiful. The volunteers are awesome and the spectators are supportive.
The swim is a single triangle. The altitude made the swim challenging for me. I had difficulty finding my stroke. Once I found it I was comfortable and swam well but futher than necessary becuase I did not swim straight.
The is 2 loops. I was in control the first loop but then the temperature increase to about 93 and the wind picked up. On the second loop I added ice to my nutrition which diluted it too much. I could not track my intake accurately which was the start of some stomach issues. I felt that overall, I had a solid bike.
The run starts at the reservior and ends in town. The is a "Y". It goes through neighborhoods but mostly along a multi-use trail. I started throwing up before 1 mile and could not keep anything down for the entire run. So I walk most of it.
I know I can do better if I can figure out how to manage my nutrition in the heat.
There was I large drop out percentage in the race. I am glad I did not toss in the towel.