My Kinda Tri – Logistics

Inaugural MyKindaTri 112-Miler Logistics:

MODES OF TRAVEL: Car, Feet, Bicycle

PACK LIST: Cycling kit to change into, road bike/shoes/helmet, two water bottles w/ plain water, hydration pack w/ 80 oz. water mixed w/ ON Essential Aminos, two Clif Builder bars, two NuGo bars, one StroopWaffle, four Gu gels, one pack ProBar Bolt energy chews, one small bag potato chips

PLAN:
5:15 AM         Drive from Boulder to Manitou Springs w/ my sister
7:00 AM         Hike the Manitou Incline = 0.9 miles, 1,982’ elevation gain
Run the Barr Trail = 4 miles
Ride home = 107.3 miles, 4, 134’ elevation gain
Sister drives the car back

PLANNED DISTANCE BY FOOT & BIKE:
112.2 miles (41.9 miles longer than the Half IronMan)

PLANNED ELEVATION GAIN:
6,116’ (3,800’ more than the Half IronMan)

ACTUAL:
5:15 AM         Drove 105 miles from Boulder to Manitou Springs w/ my sister
7:05 AM         Hiked the Manitou Incline = 0.9 miles, 1,982’ elevation gain
7:50 AM         Arrived at the top, made a short video
7:52 AM         Ran the Barr Trail = 4 miles
8:29 AM         Arrived at the bottom, made a short video, changed clothes, snacked & hydrated, said goodbye to my sister
8:38 AM         Rode to Sedalia = 56.7 miles, 2,182’ elevation gain
Unknown       Got saved from a torrential downpour on HWY 105 by a kind stranger who drove me 48.6 miles to the intersection of RTE 93 and RTE 128
Unknown       Rode home = 10.1 miles, 157’ elevation gain
5:15 PM         Arrived home, fed the dogs, took them for a short walk, ate pasta
6:30 PM         Absolutely insane windstorm began, battened down the hatches, climbed into bed grateful, safe, dry and warm
9:00 PM         Fell asleep for a solid nine hours of recovery

ACTUAL DISTANCE BY FOOT & BIKE:
71.7 miles (Still 1.4 miles longer than the Half IronMan!)

ACTUAL ELEVATION GAIN:
4,321’ (Still 2,005’ more than the Half IronMan!!!!)

CONSUMED:
20 ounces plain water
60 ounces ON Essential Amino water
One Clif bar
One NuGo bar
One StroopWaffle
Two Gu gels
Four energy chew
One bag potato chips

NOTES FOR NEXT TIME:
~ Research bike paths and road surfaces in order to stay on pavement
~ Find someone crazy enough to join me

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