Monday, August 25, 2014

Ironman Louisville - Gear and Nutrition Report!

Round 3 at Ironman Louisville is in the books.  It seemed to be the toughest conditions I've had at this race (raced 2011 and 2012) so I am happy to come out with a finish and another 2nd place!!  I'll give my full race report soon, but wanted to do this quick gear and nutrition report first as a HUGE thank you to my sponsors that provide me with arguably some of the best products out there.

Team Timex Castelli Clothing

Blue Seventy PZ3TX Swimskin

Trek Speed Concept 9 series w/ Shimano Ultegra Di2
Powertap G3 SES 6.7 Carbon Wheels
Powertap Joule GPS computer
Rudy Project Wingspan Aero helmet and Rydon Sunglasses

Feetures Elite no show tab sock
Newton Distance III shoes
Nathan SpeedDraw plus insulated hand held bottle
Headsweats Powerbar Visor


Oats with Peanut butter and bannana
Bottle of Nuun

Bike-  8 Powerbar 1x caffeine gels, ~4 bottles perform, a good amount of water, 5 or so endurolyte pills, 2x First Endurance pre-race pills
Run-   7 gels, Drank a random mix of perform, water, ice and coke, 7 or so endurolyte pills, 2x pre-race pills, 2x Myothon pills

No stomach issues this time!!  Eliminating the solids seemed to do the trick.

Full report to come!!  Summary:  Tough hot day. hung in there for 2nd and punched a ticket to the Ironman World Championships in Kona by being ranked in the top 35 women in the world.  Very excited and thankful for all the support :)

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