So what happens following Ironman?
After crossing the finish line (about 20 min later) my body decided that enough was enough and got rid of every bit of the liquid fuel that I had taken in for the day. After a pretty yucky 15-20 minutes I was driven back to the hotel. EPIC LONG SHOWER, ginger ale and crackers, with some great reminiscing about the day’s race until 1AM with Scott and our amazing friends.
As I expected I got ZERO SLEEP that night. Body just did not want to give into it. Thank goodness for social media during the early A.M. hours. I was so glad when the sun came up so I could start talking again. LOL!
Days after I was still not able to eat a lot and what I did eat was far from anything I had trained with for the past 9 months. I found those foods to sound nauseating. So I mixed it up with fresh things and the taste change worked!
Now more than a week later I have sadly cut the Ironman wrist band off and am about to die to get back to some form of exercise. Seriously, how do people “do lazy” and not go crazy from being so lazy?
I added up what I took in during the entire Ironman event:
20 Gu gels (1 before the swim, 1 after, 7 on the bike, and the rest during the marathon)
5 fuel bottles on the bike
TONS of water during the day
1 Cliff bar
5 little cups of flat coke (so good during the run)
6 or so orange slices
2 packs of power bar chomps (1 on the bike, 1 during the run)
* I do feel my fuel was spot on for me. I never once felt a dip and my energy was even throughout the day)