Today we look at Ironman changes/new racing rules and why they could make you slower if not in the right mindset. The swim set up, transitions, spectators, and maybe most importantly — a pretty big change to run aid stations. We’ll look at several ways to make sure you are on top of your mental and physical game in the new Ironman environment. We also get into why cycling in cold is harder and why it’s important to be flexible with your nutrition.
- The exaggerations of triathletes
- How long did you “really” ride today? :)
- The guys didn’t sleep much last night
- Endurance sports and growing as people
- What we learned from recent Ironman races
- Lots of races coming up
- You can never compare a race to a race
- Some athletes like some race changes
- Pre-Race meetings now on YouTube
- Why your times are apt to be a little slower
- Transition changes and set ups
- How much should you carry with you on bike and run?
- A major change in run aid stations
- Dressing right for the bike
- Better to be safe than sorry
- Why it’s so hard to bike in the cold
- Swim start differences at Ironman
- How to line up for the swim
- Why your swim preparation and nutrition will be different
- Wetsuit and Heart Rate increase
- Swim anxiety
- How we’re spoiled by the volunteers
- Raising your core temp when it’s cold
- Excess peeing on the bike
- Why we’re so cold when we finish a race
- Outside assistance and spectators
- Another argument for mass starts
- Stacking the odds against swim anxiety
- How taking your time early pays off later
- Now, it’s better to take more than you’ll need
- ANOTHER reason to hold back on the bike??
- Working 2 or 3 aid stations ahead
- Don’t let nutrition get behind
- Remember to “top off”
- Finding your GRATITUDE no matter what
- Don’t set yourself up for a bad experience
- Look at this year’s racing as a “free play”
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