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Ironman Simulation Part 2

Ironman Simulation Part 2

So Sunday was part 2 of my weekends simulation of Ironman. Other than getting very lost a couple of times covered 165km on the bike and followed it up with a 1hr30 run.

The efforts threw up some important questions and discussing things with my friends at Tribal a few more questions were raised.

Firstly, why at around 4hours did I start getting motion sick? Hydration, under/over hydrated? Being on the aerobars for the longest period so far? Or even picked up a big in the water the day before.

Secondly, started to get some pulling in the side of the knees, to aggressive position that could be relaxed slightly? Need to roller and stretch more? (Have become a little lax in this of late)

Thirdly, why when I started running again did the energy levels come back up within 10-15mins? Was it the food a liquid could then move down properly in my stomach?

With four weeks to go, there is plenty of time to answer some of the questions.

 

Plans:

  1. Hydration, try taking more minerals on the next 3hr ride, combined with just elevating the areobars by 5-10mm.
  2. Kick it up a gear with the rollers and stretching program.

See how these work over the next 10 days then review.

1Comment
  • Lena
    Posted at 23:05h, 17 October Reply

    This actually answered my problem, thank you!

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