by David Warden
Day 6 Splits
Imagine this at your next Ironman. A shoulder issue prevents full use of one arm in the swim. The bike average temperature is 94 degrees, and the high is 106. The bike has 5,000 feet of ascent. You get 4 flats, and even have to use another athlete's bike for a period of time. That's a tough day. Oh yea, then a 6+ hour marathon in 90+ degrees.
That was James day today, and it dominoe'd into a a real setback in terms of time and ability to recover for the next day. The swim started late to begin with, then the arm issue made it a super long swim.
The bike power looks more accurate today, James' Garmin Vector may have been calibrated better today, still look low even for a 7 hour ride.
Here is the hourly weather report from Henderson, Nevada from today. James started his run at 5:15pm.
Well, at least it's a dry heat.