Christine rode: I biked the IM Canada...

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  • 103 miles
  • 06:25 time
  • 16.1 pace
  • 4024 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
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tired Ironman Canada Bike Course 103.22 mi 06:25 16.1mph pace

I biked the IM Canada bike course on the Computrainer at The Multisport Advantage today. Well, most of it. I couldn't do the last 9 miles because they had to close the training center early, and they didn't tell me that until literally 5 minutes before they closed. But they assured me that the last part was all downhill. It certainly looked that way on the course, and I had already started the descent, so I'm not too worried about it. I know I got all the climbing in. All in all, this was some serious mental agony, especially since I did this primarily alone, although two people came in at different times, plugged into the Computrainer and biked for awhile, and then left. But they both hooked in behind me, so I couldn't talk to them. I had virtually no music, either; just what was playing on a low level in the training center, which I could barely hear. Welcome to enduring boredom, baby.
They assured me that everything is worse on the Computrainer, and if you can ride the course on it, then the race will feel easier. I sure hope that's true. I also didn't bring enough calories with me; so I will need to look at that and figure out a way to bring more energy with me on the bike. I was getting lightheaded at the end. 3 Luna Bars, 3 Gu, 1 Powerbar, 1 bottle of HEED, 3 bottles of H2O.

  • Norman M.
    Norman M.

    Also...there's no way I could do this...I drink too much water, ergo I pee too much :P

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Christine
    Christine

    Haha thank you! I would never, ever, ever, do this alone again.

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Britt C.

    A century on the trainer! Awesome work. Somewhere Charlie T. is smiling lol

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Mark S.
    Mark S.

    WOW! GREAT miles! Way to hit it!!!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Christine
    Christine

    Charlie T. is not human lol.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brianna
    Brianna

    Really?! Wow. IM Canada doesn't stand a chance against you!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Cancelled Acct
    Cancelled Acct

    Wow! Dunno' what a "Computrainer" is, but it sure sounds high-tech & futuristic and that you got a realistic wrkout on it with an awesome pace for so many miles!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tina H.
    Tina H.

    Awesome! You've got to feel great for having done this. Now you KNOW you're prepared. As far as the fueling, can't you just fuel with whatever they are providing on the course so you don't have to carry as much? That's what I did on the 1/2 IM....they had Bonk Bars...so I trained with them, and that's what I ate on course.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Marlene E.
    Marlene E.

    You amaze me every day Christine!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Craig
    Craig

    Awesome sauce!! Your gonna kick some but at Ironman! Nice work.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joe R.
    Joe R.

    Simply incredible for trainer sim work! That's a HUGE mental challenge to go for that long on a trainer. As long as you address the food situation, you'll rawk the IM Canada.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Prasanna S.
    Prasanna S.

    This is mind blowing stuff Christine. Such strength, stamina and mental toughness. I tip my hat off for you

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    Amazing century plus, Christine!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bobby G.
    Bobby G.

    Wow! What more can I say? Absolutely amazing job!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ivana
    Ivana

    This is outstanding dedication Christine. What a great session. I hope you had a great meal after all this hard work. Superb !!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michael M.
    Michael M.

    Awesome! Check out super starches for dense calories and easy digestion. You need way way more hydration than that... Hope you are pounding the water and food after to replenish the glycogen and muscle stores

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Christine
    Christine

    Thank you! Tina - yep, I will utilize what they have on the course, but I also don't want to be slowing down at every aid station to grab something on the bike. So I'll carry quite a bit with me, too. Brian - maybe so! But I'm also trying to take in enough calories on the bike to fuel a marathon immediately afterward. So like Leah said - you have to take in A LOT per hour to make that possible.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Msasa
    Msasa

    Honestly I do not view this with amazement Christine because in truth I believe you are a very exceptional individual. This ride was well within your safe zone when left to your own devices. I am a huge admirer of Sunita Williams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunita_Williams the only woman who is out of this world in endurance sports.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Karla G.
    Karla G.

    Completely insane. I read this as I was walking into the Y about to jump on a TM for a little over and hour and was whining about that....but no way could i sit on a trainer for 6+ hrs. Holy Moly!!! If that's what it takes to be an ironman....I'm not sure I can deal with that kind of training!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Olu F.
    Olu F.

    HOLY CRAP! This is fantastic! Having done part of Lake Placid on the Computrainer, it is definitely easier in real life. I'm in awe of your determination. 6 1/2 hours on the computrainer???? This is easily the equivalent of 130+ miles outside. If you can do this, mentally, an IM bike will be easier! You really rocked this.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Olu F.
    Olu F.

    <edit> wrong calculations (see below)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Olu F.
    Olu F.

    Ooops. Made a mistake (forgot to use the product function). Actually the calories look fine. You took in 1410 for the workout. 217cal/hr, 257g/hr Carb, 1070/hr sodium, 36g/hr protein, 690mg/hr potassium, 31g/hr Fat, and 9g/hr fiber. So the dizziness is probably from riding the trainer for 6 FRIGGIN HOURS! I'm still amazed.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ben R.
    Ben R.

    Nice going! That is a looong time to be riding for, especially stationary. You got enough time in for the course, it's ok if you don't hit every single mile. Was nutrition causing any issues, like GI distress? That's more what you're looking for. With how much you ate, it's more likely what you felt was just from a really long ride. I can't eat enough to keep it away, seems to be more staying within yourself and just getting used to going long.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ben R.
    Ben R.

    And those guys were right, you should be able to take quite a bit of confidence from this. It's harder inside and you will have much more mental stimulation outside with the view and other people around. The ride still won't be easy, but you can do it.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Norman M.
    Norman M. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    I am just in absolute amazement that you got this done. Your ability is ridiculous! The mental training you accomplished today...WOW.

    over 2 years ago

  • Nicki
    Nicki Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    You have got to be kidding me?! That is crazy lol.. wow awesome mental toughness. I'm in shock right now. I can't even stand riding that long outdoors for training.

    over 2 years ago

  • Jake C.
    Jake C. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Ridiculas indeed! Wow! Wow! 6 HOURS AND 25 MINUTES... AT 16mph no less.... I am speechless. You have to be a superhero... wow! did you wear a cape?

    over 2 years ago

  • John H. You're Badass
    You're Badass:

    Ok....this a jaw dropper....you are an amazing person!!!!!

    over 2 years ago

  • Leah You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Foly Huck this is crazy insane - Ive heard 250-300 cal an hour on the bike in order to run the Marathon ?? Girl - just know DEEP in your bones you have IMC - 80%mental :)

    over 2 years ago

  • Terry C.
    Terry C. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Way to go. It sounds like you really had a great workout. Truly an inspiration.

    over 2 years ago

  • Brian P.
    Brian P. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Now that is a training ride, wow! After seeing your list of food, I obviously don't get enough on my long runs. I was out in my last 50k for that amount of time and probably had half those calories. Hope you figure it out before race day!

    over 2 years ago

  • John B.
    John B. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great training session. That is an incredible amoun tof dedication to hang out alone indoors for over 6 hours. You are so ready for IMC!!

    over 2 years ago

  • Flat Lori
    Flat Lori You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Amazing

    over 2 years ago

  • Michael S.
    Michael S. Good Luck
    Good Luck:

    Good training! If you can do it under those conditions the real thing will be well within your wheelhouse. Always great to figure out any issues in advance. I think I'd have to bring a wheelbarrow of fuel to get myself through a 140.6 :-)

    over 2 years ago