Thursday, August 26, 2010

HiWAAY Huntsville Sprint Triathlon

Improved over last year’s time by 3:21. I thought I would improve the run, but just did 8 seconds better. The swim and the transitions were the big improvements. I hoped to do better, but I will take 58th place and 2nd in my age group. Last year I finished 104th and spent 13:19 in the pool.

Run 35th 22:25
Bike 22:30
Swim 13:19
104th Overall 58:13

Run 29th 22:17
Bike 21:32
Swim 11:04
58th Overall 54:52

Saturday, August 7, 2010

No Bonk and a Good Long Run

Ran a good pace and felt ready for more. The difference was I weighed 4 pounds more then last Saturday. I will definitely watch my weight the day before long runs. I have always theorized that hydration begins the day before a run. In the future will not neglect my nutrition the day before a long run. My daily weigh-ins will help me to verify it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


My first bonk. My usual 15 mile long run ended in me almost falling out.
It was a hard 12 miles and I was determined to get 15 like last week. I had to really gut out the last 3 miles. I may of found my dead-zone pace. I have run faster and much slower would have been pleasant, but the pace just left me sapped. It was hot, but I had cooled down and drank water. During post run stretches I stood up and walked over to talk to another runner. I got dizzy and woozy and nearly fell out. Luckily I was among friends and I downed a sports drink. I had been a little woozy when I finished the run, but had felt pretty good sitting there. I had Gatorade in the truck, but was trying to finish up the stretches before drinking it.

What I think happened was I had depleted my energy reserves. I had not eaten my usually large meal on Friday and I was at a calorie deficit. I was 2.5 pounds lighter before the run than I was on Friday.

So I will make sure to carb and calorie load before long runs from now on.