Swim: about 5 minutes. Funny. The current in the estuary waters was a thousand miles an hour. After witnessing the kids tri and enticers, they decided to change the swim course because people were swimming in one spot. To how far? About 200m give or take. With the current. Awesome sauce. It took me 5 mins including the decent run back to transition. Now THATS how you do an oly swim leg!
Was at 7mmols and had a gel before hitting the water to carry me through to the bike leg
Bike: 1:04, 19th/106
Not too bad, cross winds were up and about. Pretty flat ride. Felt good in that i had lungs, was breathing well, cadence was averaging 96rpm.
Early second lap i had 3 large jellybeans and a glucose tablet. Checked my blood sugar during the end of the second lap (of 3) and i was 14.8!! shit, too high for me. Usually when i hit this high, its as if my body goes into ketosis. Does it actually? dont know. Its that sluggish feeling you get, body turns to body fat for fuel, your out of energy and nothing goes right. If i had my needle i seriously would contemplated injecting. Except this time i was able to put the power down still which is unusual. I felt like i was 7mmols.
T2: checked my blood sugar before the run and it was 9.8mmols. Thats about as high as i normally like to be.
Run: 51mins 70th/106.
Fuck. Familiar story? I didnt FEEL like i cooked the bike. I could have gone harder. I felt like i was at that 90% FTP. Anyway, started well, i have run just under 40mins for an open 10, so wanted to do sub 4:20 min kms as a 'safe bet'. First km felt good, running tall etc. Lungs were good. During the second km my left quad locked up like anything. I mean couldnt walk locked up. I had no choice but to stop and stretch it. Cmon man, i was thinking. At this point lungs etc were still good. Ran another 100m and it locked up again. This time stopped, stretched, massaged it etc.... Pissed off. Head space wasnt good now. I continued to run, but after a while i started to blow up. The stopping and starting really got to me and i had to continue to do so throughout the run leg. By this time i was starting to feel physically spent aswell. Most (all?) signs point to biking too hard for my run abilities.
Im not sure what affect a) stopping and restarting does to you and b) the effects of hitting 14.8mmols did and i would be curious to find out.
Could the hitting of high bs numbers cause the cramps and me to stop? Or was it biking too hard? I felt fine until i did have to stop and then it just went to shit.
Anyway i had 1.5 gels on the run, one at about 4kms into it and half at about 7. I finished on 10mmols. In hindsight i should have just swam without a gel ingested and at 7mmols- because this is what rocketed me up to 14.8mmols.
Think i might start racing longer stuff with a needle in my bento box.