Kelly the Culinarian: 2014 Ironman Wisconsin Race Plan: #JustFinish

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2014 Ironman Wisconsin Race Plan: #JustFinish

I've been asked a bunch of times about what my plans are for this weekend, how I feel about the race, what I'm thinking. Every single time, I'm like ...

Girlfriend has a full plate, folks. On the eve of my departure to the great state of Wisconsin, it's getting really real. I don't know if it's good or bad that I'm just looking at this like any other race. It's been a welcome distraction during my own little circus sideshow, but I haven't been dedicated to the effort. On the upside, I'm not going to freak out if I can't find my brand of anti-chafe stuff or I forget socks. Whatever happens, happens. Here are my rough plans, subject to change:

  • Wear a tri top throughout and change bottoms at every transition
  • Wear my wetsuit for the swim (duh)
  • Definitely wear my lucky socks for the bike
  • Eat a 1/4 of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich immediately upon getting on the bike
  • Eat the 1/4 sandwiches at 20-mile intervals
  • Eat some real food snacks every 10 (pretzels, gatorade chews, fig newtons)
  • Sip water as needed and definitely every five miles
  • Switch between water and powerade as my bottles run out
  • Stop eating at the 100-mile mark to let my stomach settle
  • Wear a hat, fresh socks and shorts on the run
  • Walk every aid station
  • Eat Bonk Breaker bars and gels as my stomach can handle it
I'm not going to lie. This photo gives me all the feels.
Walk down that chute. Hear "YOU ARE AN IRONMAN." Cry. Collect my medal. Hug my family. Thank my friends for making the trek and waiting around all damn day. Have a beer! Cry some more.

Become an Ironman.


Maggie W said...

Good luck!!! We're all rooting for you!! :) :) :)

Katie @ Live Half Full said...

You're going to do so amazing! And I want to force you to do post race yoga/coffee date with me. I'm free the morning of the 13th!!!!

Unknown said...

Good luck x 1000! I'll be rooting for you! Looking forward to reading about your finish. ;)

Regan Jones, RDN said...

Oh Kelly... we're all so in your corner!!! Wish I could be there to cheer you on. Good luck!

Erica A said...

Sounds like a plan!! Godspeed and enjoy the day. I think you have exactly the right approach. Can't wait to hear about it!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

You go girl - the fact you are even a part of this event is so frickin inspiring - I'm downloading that app to track you on Sunday. You got this!

Losing Lindy said...

You are going to be amazing. I am so excited for you.

Zenaida Arroyo said...

Can't wait to hear about it!