Sunday, September 23, 2007

My trusty steed and some pre-planning

Sitting around bored today. Thought I would post a picture of my bike, all blinged out with the Zipps. Cool wheels will make any bike look great. I'm contemplating a bike change for next year but not sure if I can afford it. Would like to get an all carbon bike like a Kuota or Scott. If I could find a new Felt DA on the curb that would be cool too. Guru is coming out with an all carbon (alum lug) too.

No long run on the training schedule today...matter of fact no nothing on the training schedule right now : ) I need to start doing something soon however. Gotta keep some sanity and some fitness. Starting to gain some of the weight back. Will probably start lifting weights soon. Think I'll try to put on some muscle for next year. I like being around 180, but an extra 5lbs of muscle would be nice.

Thinking about when to start my training for next year. Lots of options. Think I have to complete a 1/2 or full iron distance sometime in 2008 to fulfill the Kona requirement, but not sure. Would like to do the Boston Marathon since I qualified. Not really into running marathons so I probably wouldn't set out to qualify again. We'll see. I think I'll take Sep - Oct off and then get some structure back.
Some tentative race plans for next year
Boston Marathon or Madison, WI Marathon
  • Desoto Triple T (4 tri's 3 days)
  • Tri Shark
  • Evergreen International
  • Pigman 1/2 IM
  • Oh.... and Kona

later, cd

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

IM Moo Race Report

OK, its finally the logo below to navigate to my race report

the Triathlete Magazine article is comming soon....

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Planning for success

In case you were wondering, here is the nutrition plan I executed for Ironman Wisconsin. I've been using Hammer Nutrition products for about 5 years now and have had nothing but success. I thought my water intake was low on the bike and I realized that during the run. I started feeling my legs cramp but was able push the fluids and hold them off. Luckily I packed extra Endurolytes in my special needs run bag.

Race morning
Baker’s Breakfast Cookie, Peanut butter, 330 cal
1 bottle Sustained Energy, 350cal
10oz Starbucks coffee

1hr before race start
1 Race Cap
3 Anti-Fatigue caps
1 Mito-R cap
2 Endurolytes
1 bottle water

Two loop swim with no water exit, so no water intake at halfway point


On board the bike: 1 water bottle with 2.5serv Perpetuem @650 cal, 2 Hammer Bars @ 250cal ea., and 1 - 5serv flask Vanilla + Raspberry Hammer Gel. No special needs bag
@ bike start - ½ Hammer Bar – 125cal
@15min – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@45min – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ 1hr – E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2-4 Endurolyte)
@ 1:15 - 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ 1:30 - ½ Hammer Bar – 125cal
@ 1:45 - ½ Hammer Bar – 125cal
@ 2:00 – E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2-4Endurolyte)
@ 2:15 – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ 2:45 – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ 3:00 – E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2-4 Endurolyte)
@ 3:15 – 1 serv Perpetuem, 110 cal
@ 3:45 – 1 serv Perpetuem, 110 cal
@ 4:00 – E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2-4 Endurolyte)
@ 4:15 – 1 serv Perpetuem, 110 cal
@ 4:45 – 1 serv Perpetuem, 110 cal
@ 5:00 – E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2-4 Endurolyte)
@ 5:15 – 1 serv Perpetuem, 110 cal
@ 5:30 – off the bike
Approx 4.5 bottles of water
1425 total cal, 260 cal/hr


T2 bag packed with 1 - 5serv flask of Raspberry + Tropical Hammer Gel
@ mile 1 (8min) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ mile 4 (32min) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal, E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2 Endurolyte)
@ mile 7 (56min) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ mile 10 (1:20) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal, E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2 Endurolyte)
@ mile 13 (1:44) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal
@ mile 14 (1:52) – 2 Endurolytes
@ mile 16 (2:19) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal, E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 3 Endurolyte)
@ mile 19 (2:46) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal, 2 Endurolytes
@ mile 22 (3:13) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal, E-caps (1 RC, 1 AF, 1 Mito, 2 Endurolyte)
@ mile 25 (3:40) – 1 serv Hammer Gel – 100 cal, 2 Endurolytes
Water at every aid station (about every mile)
900 total cal, 250 cal/hr

Still working on that race report...

Friday, September 14, 2007

I'm goin' to Kona!

With an incredible amount of focus and a insane amount of loyalty and support from my family and friends, I was able to surpass my goals at Iroman Wisconsin. A complete race in all disciplines. Nailed my nutrition and made it hurt, in a good way. That's what it takes to get to Kona.
"If you are a triathlete, there is no bigger day in this sport than the Ironman World Championship. It is the race that defined our sport as it came of age, and continues to be the defining race in our sport for any avid triathlete.

To get to the starting line in Kona, you must be very talented and win yourself a qualifying spot at one of the qualifying events held around the world.

Tens-of-thousands of triathletes try to get one of those coveted Ironman spots every year. Only 1,700 succeeded.

That means 1,700 people get to test themselves on one of the biggest challenges the sports world has to offer ... 2.4-miles of swimming, 112-miles of biking, and a 26.2-mile marathon run through tough ocean waves, and challenging lava-covered terrain.

While there are thousands of triathlons around the world, it is this one that truly defines the sport. It is triathlon's Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, World Cup, and Tour de France all rolled into one. What makes this event so unique is that "average" people get to compete alongside the best in the world."

Well, get a load of "average" me next to the "world class" Heather Fuhr as she signs me up for Kona. What a feeling.

I actually got to talk to Heather during registration on the Thursday before the race. I sheepishly asked for her to autograph my poster and she obliged. She was super nice, asked where I was from, how I was feeling, and was very genuine. We talked a little about the race, the difficult course, how she hadn't done the race before but would like to. Most elite pros never get a chance to do IM Wisconsin since its so close to the World Championship race in Kona....World Championship.....Hmm I'm actually racing there next year. No lottery spot. I'm racing.... YYYYEEEEESSSS!!! I'm so stoked!! I'll be out there with the best professional and age group triathletes in the world. It's really hard to wrap my head around that. I'm sure it will hit me like a ton o' bricks when I'm finally there.
Come join me. It's gonna be a riot!

Race report coming soon :)