Here is a race report from BASE Ambassador Derek Couse, an awesome day on the course. Congrats Derek!
My day started off with breakfast and a Zym tab with 2 scoops of Base Amino in water along with my Base Vitamins. Water bottles for the bike were loaded with Base Salts as well.
Swim start was amazing. I have never swam with this many people, but it wasn’t as bad as I expected. The water was cold and my hands cramped. I could not get my fingers together for an effective stroke. I kept moving and by the start of the second lap, I was swimming better. Negative split on the swim and out of the water in 1:17. I was looking for 1:15 so I was close to what I wanted and pretty happy with it.
T1, slower than I expected but I was still overall ahead of my goal.
Bike was unbelievable to say the least. My heart rate dropped immediately after getting on the bike. Normally it takes a while for it to come down. Got the RPM’s up and held the HR down but the speed was up. I expected a 6:15 bike leg and would have been happy with that too. Finished bike leg in 5:30 at over 20 mph and a cadence of 89. I have not done a half iron at that pace!
The run started out really well. The first half was right where I wanted it. HR and pace in check but the quads started burning coming in to the turnaround. I knew the second half was going to be a struggle. Mile 17 I was hurting, and I should be. The last two hills were painful but I made it through. Coming to the finish line was an amazing experience and to think a 40 yr old Ironman rookie pull off an 11:06 still floors me.
Big part of my day was no cramping what so ever. The salt is amazing! I am a heavy sweater so the salt intake was very important to me. Thank you again for all of your support!
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