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Ironman Boulder, Oceanside 70.3 in 2014
Nicki rode: Lets start with the g...
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- 68 miles
- 04:01 time
- 17.0 pace
- 1534 calories
Lets start with the good. My strongest long ride to date (course is pretty flat though). Now the bad... the heat was causing major issues. I started feeling sick to my stomach and I wasn't sweating anymore. Obviously dehydrated. Then my HR started climbing more and more as we went along. My effort was literally the same the entire ride, but towards the end I started backing off when I saw I was in the 160s! Starting the ride I was right where I usually am in the low 130s, but the heat just kept climbing and eventually the only way to stay cool was to keep riding and create a breeze. Accuweather said is was 83 degrees, but feels like 95. I would say it definitely felt like 95. To top it off snakes were out in full force. I have never seen so many disgusting creatures in my life. I even saw black snakes with blue and green stripes. Wtf? Totally gross and made me cringe every time I rode by one. I also saw tons of dead frogs and birds. Oh and lizards were scattering all around too.
By the time we got back to the car I thought I was going to get sick. I had to sit with the AC blasting to cool down. Got to figure this out fast since there is a very good chance we'll get these conditions at Wildflower in two weeks. -- Supposed to ride between 4-5 hours, but I had to pull the plug early. Not happy about it.