With about 38 hours before the race I thought I would do a quick post on my race day strategy.
My ultimate goal is to just finish. I do have a few other goals that I need to keep to myself.
I am hoping/planning on swimming about a 1:30. This year I have completely changed my swim stroke. Denny Dean spent time with me in the pool and was a huge help. I appreciate it. I really just plan to take my time.
I am shooting to bike sub 7 hour’s. I plan to take my time and relax out there. For the first 40 miles it’s a tailwind and fairly flat. So don’t be fooled if my average is about 18-19 mph. Miles 60-80 are rolling hills with a headwind. I am working hard to save myself for the run.
I am planning on running a sub 5 hour marathon. Now those that know me closely may smirk at that goal. Yes I want to run much faster but based on my training overall I can’t expect to do much better than 5 hours. But I will try…..
I hope to finish in sub 13:30 hours.
My nutrition plan is fairly basic. I will post some pictures later.
3-4 Ensure Plus’, Oatmeal, Protein Shake
Hammer Endurolytes: 2 every hour from start to finish
Power Bar: 1 every hour on the bike
Hammer Perpetuem-2 bottles for each half of the bike
GU:1-2 on the bike only
I do plan to drink water and other liquids at water stops.
Bike Special Needs: Mile 55ish.
Campbell Soup and 1 Ensure Plus
Pick up more Power Bars and a bike tube if necessary.
Campbell Soup in T2 along with an Ensure
1 Campbell Soup at about mile 5
1 GU every 45-50 minutes
Salt every mile: Just a quick lick from Base
Ice down my back every mile. I will also eat chips/ food at water stops.
Run Special Needs: Lap 2 is my plan
1 Campbell Soup and 1 Ensure Plus
Carry one Soup with me for later in the race. Around mile 20.
Grab 3 more GU’s.
On course nutrition.
If you have any questions let me know.