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Post by Rolf Aran » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I just arrived back home to COLD NJ last night.
Man, what a trip to NZ. The feedback within the
context of the race was incredible.

Swim: I did a PR in about 1:06 to 1:06:30. It was
      hard to get the exact time. I locked into
      cruise control after 700 meters, and did
      what was my best IM swim effort ever.
      Very surreal with cloudy, rainy and
      foggy conditions.

T1:   Slow, but I decided I wanted to take it
      easy.

Bike: Heart rate was very high for the first 45
      minutes, at 145 bpm and higher. I had all
      I could do to get it down, but eventually
      it settled to 125-135 bpm.

      I took about 65 g/hour CHO, which was a
      tad low. Fluid intake needs were very
      small, since we had moderate to heavy rain
      for most of the ride, and fairly cool
      conditions. This made carb intake low until
      I adjusted midway (see below). Conditions
      were a lot like IMC '97, only a bit warmer
      and a lot more headwind on the outbound part
      of the bike ride. Big reduction in carb
      needs from previous IM races (roughly 1/2).

      Recovered from mild bonk at mile 60 or so
      by eating about 2-3 Quick Disks, and upping
      my solid food intake. I roughly even-splitted,
      or maybe even negative splitted the second
      half of the ride. Ride time was a bit slow
      at 6:11, but overall it was good and I learned
      an INCREDIBLE amount that will carry into Lake
      Placid. Quick Disks will be an integral part
      of my future IM events -- they are a very
      effective source of energy.

T2:   Fairly fast for me.

Run:  1:59 first half -- smokin' (for me anyway).
      1:13 for 3rd 1/4 of run (13.1 to 19.65 miles)
      1:01 for last 1/4 of run (19.65 to end).

      Heart rate was very high for first 3-4 miles
      at 165+, but settled nicely to 145-150 after.

      Could not get energy needs sorted out in that
      3rd 1/4 of run, but once I did, I was able
      to get back on first half pace.

      Heavy, heavy rains made for a miserable run,
      but they cut fluid needs. I eventually went to
      eating 1 Quick Disk every 8-10 minutes, and
      that refired my engine without that "too much
      sugar" feeling. I went to eating highly
      concentrated sugar intakes (which in normal
      conditions would have been wrong) with minimal
      fluids.

      Run time of 4:14 was a PR by about 15 minutes.

Total time of 11:51:50 was a PR by about 7 minutes.
Not bad after training through the winter.

-Rolf
--
I am Iron Mac...
              ...meet Sammy Salmon...
                                   ...the food of champions!
IMC'94/14:07    IMC'95/11:59    IMC'97/12:12    IMC'98/14:02

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff Pearso » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>      Recovered from mild bonk at mile 60 or so
>      by eating about 2-3 Quick Disks,

What are these?

Jeff.

 
 
 

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Post by Rolf Aran » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
I wrote...
>>      Recovered from mild bonk at mile 60 or so
>>      by eating about 2-3 Quick Disks,

>What are these <Quic Discs>?

A tablet that can be either eaten as is, or mixed
with water to produce an energy drink similar
to, but better than, Gatorade. The ability to
mix them with water, or carry the packs and eat
the tablets, makes them very versatile.

After using them in "battle" for the first time,
I can say they are a very good product and really
played a major role in my effort.

-Rolf

--
I am Iron Mac...
              ...meet Sammy Salmon...
                                   ...the food of champions!
IMC'94/14:07    IMC'95/11:59    IMC'97/12:12    IMC'98/14:02

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff Pearso » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Rolf, thanks for the reply. Is this a commercially available product, or did
it emerge from your lab?

Jeff.

Quote:

>I wrote...
>>>      Recovered from mild bonk at mile 60 or so
>>>      by eating about 2-3 Quick Disks,


>>What are these <Quic Discs>?

>A tablet that can be either eaten as is, or mixed
>with water to produce an energy drink similar
>to, but better than, Gatorade. The ability to
>mix them with water, or carry the packs and eat
>the tablets, makes them very versatile.

>After using them in "battle" for the first time,
>I can say they are a very good product and really
>played a major role in my effort.

>-Rolf

>--
>I am Iron Mac...
>              ...meet Sammy Salmon...
>                                   ...the food of champions!
>IMC'94/14:07    IMC'95/11:59    IMC'97/12:12    IMC'98/14:02

 
 
 

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Post by Darri » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Rolf, thanks for the reply. Is this a commercially available product, or did
> it emerge from your lab?

Jeff,

point your browser to :

www.quicdisc.com

--
Tri Your Hardest!

  /\O     ___o      o
 ~~~~   _ \<,_    <|\
       (*)/ (*)      />

Darrin Bartlett

IMC '98 11:59.59

 
 
 

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Post by Rolf Aran » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Rolf, thanks for the reply. Is this a commercially available product, or did
>it emerge from your lab?

Nah, someone beat me to it ;-)

www.quicdisc.com

-Rolf

--
I am Iron Mac...
              ...meet Sammy Salmon...
                                   ...the food of champions!
IMC'94/14:07    IMC'95/11:59    IMC'97/12:12    IMC'98/14:02

 
 
 

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Post by Stephen Ada » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

WAY TO GO ROLF!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like a PR at an IM!

 (I think a PR to a Triathalete is like Christmas is to a 9 year old,
aint nothin' better)

Anyway Good Job,

Steve A

 
 
 

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Post by Brock » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Rolf,

 I have to agree with you on your appraisal of the Quic Disc. I haven't
tried eating one like candy yet but after hearing of your success, I'm
trying that next in training.

 Congratulations again on a great race...you now need to "proudly"
update your signature to include IMZ.

Brock

Quote:

> I wrote...
> >>      Recovered from mild bonk at mile 60 or so
> >>      by eating about 2-3 Quick Disks,

> -Rolf

> --
> I am Iron Mac...
>               ...meet Sammy Salmon...
>                                    ...the food of champions!
> IMC'94/14:07    IMC'95/11:59    IMC'97/12:12    IMC'98/14:02

 
 
 

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Post by Y2kironm » Thu, 11 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Rolf-

 Congratulations on your PR. Very admirable what with the training through the
winter.

Well done.

awp in sd

 
 
 

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Post by Hamish Ferguso » Thu, 11 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Hello

But most importantly HOW WAS THE BEER!

Hamish

ps congrats on the PB, not eating crow yet but still impressed with anyone
who can finish one of those things.

Quote:

>Rolf-

> Congratulations on your PR. Very admirable what with the training through
the
>winter.

>Well done.

>awp in sd

 
 
 

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Post by Rolf Aran » Thu, 11 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>But most importantly HOW WAS THE BEER!

Sweet as!

Quote:
>ps congrats on the PB, not eating crow yet but still
>impressed with anyone who can finish one of those things.

No need to eat crow Hamish. Hell, our debates here
helped me make some good choices during the race.

I was eating less carbs than I needed due to very
low need for fluids in the cool, rainy conditions.

I upped my intake from 65 to 75 g/hour midrace,
and it made a world of difference. I was able to
grind it out for a PB in the marathon at 4:14
(some 15 minutes faster than my previous best
IM marathon time). The trick was balancing
fluid and carb intake in the cool conditions.

Race report and pics to be posted on Quic Disc
website.

-Rolf
--
I am Iron Mac...
       ...I travel the world and the seven seas...
                         ...everybody's looking for something.
IMC94-14:07  IMC95-11:59  IMC97-12:12  IMC98-14:02  IMNZ-11:52

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Tenne » Thu, 11 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>A tablet that can be either eaten as is, or mixed
>with water to produce an energy drink similar
>to, but better than, Gatorade. The ability to
>mix them with water, or carry the packs and eat
>the tablets, makes them very versatile.

Rolf:

I've tried them and like them dissolved but never thought about just eating
them. Aren't they a little, ummm, fizzy? Foamy? Like a big alka-seltzer?

Mike "Now I gotta go find one to eat" Tennent
"IronPenguin"
'98 Ironman Canada, 16:17:03