Last weekend, I completed the Challenge Williamsburg (formally REV3 Williamsburg). It was a scorcher. Temps were in the 90’s and the “real feel” was 100+ degrees. I recovered from a flat tire on the bike and still managed to pull off the 2nd fastest run of the day. I averaged 320 watts on the bike, which is my 70.3 best power. The run was 1/2 on trails and 1/2 in the scorching sun. I love running on trails. The sound of the dirt and small rocks under my feet with each step is like music to me. I concentrated on that and disengage my mind from the heat and humidity. I also made sure to walk the aid stations (no shame in my game). I grabbed as much water as possible (usually about 4 cups worth) and ice (usually 2 cups worth) and stuff it down my jersey and hold some in my hand to get a good cooling effect. Aside from some coke on the run course, I was able to get all my calories from Infinit nutrition. Although I didn’t place in the top 5 like I was hoping to, I think there were a lot of positives from this race. Be sure to watch the video below for a race recap and sign up for a Challenge Family race (CHALLENGEMIKE to save $10)!
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