IRONMAN - NOVELLA πŸ“š Ironman 70.3 World Champs PART ONE πŸ“– . I was expecting this race to be a good physical challenge, but it turned into a far more crazy mental...
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NOVELLA πŸ“š Ironman 70.3 World Champs PART ONE πŸ“– . I was expecting this race to be a good physical challenge, but it turned into a far more crazy mental challenge. . πŸ’« Firstly, what an AMAZING atmosphere for the whole week in Port Elizabeth. 4500 athletes from over 100 countries - the place was buzzing!! The whole event was astoundingly well organised and a fantastic experience. There were over 5000 people at the Welcome Banquet - the biggest sit down dinner I’ve ever been to, that’s for sure! . 🌍 It was my first time travelling overseas for a race but everything went mostly smoothly leading in (apart from a small mechanical issue with my bike but that was quickly sorted) and I was feeling confident and like a caged tiger ready to be unleashed 🐯 . πŸ• And then... I had pizza for lunch the day before the race, and started feeling queasy in the late afternoon. We went out for dinner, which turned into me vomiting in various gardens around Port Elizabeth’s CBD (classy, yo). Wow, what a night. The total uncertainty of whether I would stop vomiting, if I’d even make it to the start line?! . 🀒 How far I could go without food, without water, without eating on the bike?? What speed could I ride 90km with no pre-race fuel?? Would I be able to run after?? . 🀯 So many unknowns. . I decided food and water was more important than sleep, so carefully munched my way through some toast, little bits of plain pasta and oats, and a bottle of water, napping between bites. Every time some food hit my stomach, it would cramp painfully for awhile but as long as I kept it at one or two mouthfuls every half hour, it stayed down... . TO BE CONTINUED... . . . #ironman703 #ironman703worldchamps #ironman703training #ironman703worldchamps2018 #ironman703worldchampionship #ironman703wc #ironman703wc2018 #swimbikerun #triathlon #triathlete #nztriathlete #nzrep #newzealandrepresent #halfironman #halfironmantraining #tritraining #im703 #im703training #im703wc #im703wc2018 #trinz #trekbikes #trekbikesnz

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