Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

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Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

Time: March 29, 2014 all day
Location: Oceanside Harbor
City/Town: Oceanside
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Event Type: triathlon, race
Organized By: WTC
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2014

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Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California was originally an IRONMAN event in 2000 and 2001 and completely held on Camp Pendleton; after 9/11, the race was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and helped launch the popularity of the brand

The city of Oceanside worked alongside Camp Pendleton to accommodate the race, going so far as to allow the one and only time of the year that anyone is allowed to swim in Oceanside Harbor.

The bike portion still goes through the rolling hills of Camp Pendleton but also takes one along the coastal beauty of the San Clemente State Parks. The route takes the cyclists down to view the Oceanside Pier which is one of the longest fishing piers in California.

The run portion takes the athlete along the strand to view the miles of white, sandy beaches and next to the amphitheatre that used to be a swim plunge. The runners will enjoy heading down to the southern tip of Oceanside where one feels that they have stepped into a Scandinavian fairytale with the architecture of the homes. The finish line will make one feel like a champion as they finish on the strand, with the pier in sight and spectators everywhere.

A uniqueness of the race is that half of the volunteer staff comes from units on Camp Pendleton. The presence of the military and being cared for cannot help but make one proud of our servicemen and women.

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Comment by David Ehl on April 2, 2014 at 1:56pm

Thanks, Doc, I basically kept my carbs really low, and kept my electrolytes up. It seemed to work ok for me,

Comment by Dr James Johnson on March 31, 2014 at 8:35pm
David. Matt Fitzgerald has some interesting insights regarding fat burning and the actual performance during competition here:

Comment by Dr James Johnson on March 31, 2014 at 1:31pm

David, even "skinnies" like me are supposed to have an unlimited amount of fat calories available for long endurance races. It is one thing to burn fat in a test tube and measure the kilocalories produced and it is another thing to have it available during the race. The more you read, the more confusing it is. This is one of the things I like about the sport: There is NO ONE RIGHT WAY to do things. The old adage holds true, you have to figure out what works for you and then keep experimenting.

Comment by David Ehl on March 31, 2014 at 1:21pm

Thanks guys, about the juicing part, I imagine you would not want to do it before a race, but since I have a pretty hefty BMI still and plenty of fat stores to draw from I wasn't planning on glycogen stores, in fact I was trying to make sure they were gone, and trying to race more in ketosis. I never felt a huge bonk.

Comment by Cisco on March 31, 2014 at 1:06pm

Welcome to 70.3 Ironman David!! :) ...

Comment by Dr James Johnson on March 31, 2014 at 12:57pm

Hi David. Congratulation on the race. I'm wondering how you felt energy-wise throughout the race. That is, as healthy as juicing is...does it help build up enough glycogen stores to be able to race for several hours? Perhaps supplementing with the juicing instead of replacing meals with juices? Just a thought. I'm really interested in the nutritional side of endurance racing. Trying to figure it out myself. I completely bonked the run on the Bayshore 70.4 a few weeks ago, but had a really good run in Oceanside. The big difference was with fluids and calories not a big difference in fitness or taper. We learn from each race, I think. Recover soon!

Comment by David Ehl on March 31, 2014 at 11:25am

Holy Crap I am sore today, I slept 14 hours saturday night, 12 hours last night (normally 7 hours is stretching it)

Comment by Amanda Barth on March 26, 2014 at 11:07am
Oh I totally have the MTWDs. I think the gorilla is done.

Comment by David Ehl on March 26, 2014 at 11:05am

Ive been juicing this past week and a half and feel great, Im just replacing 1-2 meals a day with a jillion green veggies. It restored my energy levels

Comment by Dr James Johnson on March 26, 2014 at 10:52am

Anyone else have the MTWD's? (Mid-Taper Wonder-Doubts). You feel OK, but not great. No pain, but not as much bounce in your step as you'd like? Is everyone going to be ready? Keep up the fluid intake. Replenish your glycogen storage. Trust your training. Go to bed early the next few nights. See you in Oceanside. Good luck.

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