Thursday, January 20, 2011

Don’t wanna talk about it…

…well, OBVIOUSLY I do or I wouldn’t have brought it up. But really I don’t….but this is a blog about truth. I must share.

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The world is NOT round….

Wait, that’s not it. 

I read something very, very disturbing. You may not want to know this but apparently… are you sure you want to hear this???

Apparently, in an Iron man race while on the bike if you have to , um…pee, well you just go. Right there on your bike. Someone, anyone who knows PLEASE correct me if I am wrong! I would hate to be that girl who lets it go on the bike. I mean ewe!! I’m not so squeamish I can’t handle the sport though, seriously. It makes sense. you’re riding and and it is serious crunch time, no time to stop. I also read about rinsing with your water bottle, which would help, a little. Don’t you need that water to drink?

So what do you think? Pee on the bike or not???

And why wouldn’t this be the same for running? Because of chaffing?

And is this the status quo for half iron man races….that is the REAL question!

Well this is my set up for today’s porch ride:

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I had the iPod dock hooked up so I could hear my movie, Bounty Hunter, really well. also not pictured here is the block, it goes under the front tire and makes it a bit of an incline. It worked really well. I got to ride outside in the crisp, cool air AND watch a movie!! Score score!!

And this is Lazy Dog. He was all up in my grill checking things out.  I love him….

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I rode for 1 hour and 47 minutes. It was tough!! I wanted to go 2 hours but just could not knock out the last 13 minutes.

Then, another thing I don’t want to talk about…..I skipped my 3.5 mile run. GASP!!! Oh the blasphemy!! Slacker!!! 

I guess I’ll be making it up tomorrow..

So, what do YOU not want to talk about today?

32 comments:

  1. I don't want to talk about PMS sugar cravings and a possible pulled boob... :p

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  2. It's true...if you gotta go, you gotta go. But, I have never done it, even though I needed to go really bad. For some reason, I just can't. That may change though when I'm actually doing the bike portion in my Ironman... :)

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  3. I have totally been behind someone who peed on me. We were zooming and I was getting sprayed. At first I didn't realize what was happening...but then I did realize. And then I shuddered and backed off before I got any more on me :-)

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  4. Alanna-pulled boob!? I don't wanna THINK about that!! OUCH! And PMS on top of it all?! Sorry friend!
    Aimee-thanks for filling me it! I'm sure it it gets real serious then you'll be able to. I remember when I started a sprint needing to pee! It took me almost the entire half mile swim to relax those muscles enough to let it go! So weird!!!
    Julie-WOW! There is no topping that!!! I shuddered just reading it!!!! Good to know though. these are the things I would rather know BEFORE hand! Rather than after the race and finding out it was pee!!! Again with the shudder! =)

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  5. I don't want to talk about how my love/hate relationship with intervals, but it seems they wouldn't be so bad to talk about in comparison to Tri's (Good grief, I admire you!!!), pulled boobs (omg ouch!!) or pms (I hate that B*+ch).

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  6. I'm not sure I could pee while I was riding or running. When I ran RnR San Antonio a lady decided not to stop for the bathroom and just took care of it while she was running. If only she just had to pee. : )
    100 boys at the pool? Obviously I need to find a gym like that!! I'm coming to North Carolina this summer for a week or 2. Maybe I'll have to figure out where that pool is. haha.

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  7. I don't want to talk about the real reason why I didn't make it to my morning run. I was up but I was lazy. Yep. I just lie in bed and felt so good!

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  8. I just watched the Ironman 2008 on Hulu today and what I learned is that you don't want to wear white cycling shorts. Yep, there were a couple folks that did and it was obvious they didn't stop to pee. Nasty.

    Personally, if I had that beautiful Felt bike, I wouldn't want to pee on it.

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  9. Kimert-Intervals hurt so good!! =)

    Danielle-seriusly!! Unless I am like winning I am pretty certain I can find a porta potty while running a race!!! And a #2??? Surely she was having a problem. EEeks! And if you really are coming to NC you'll have to look me up!! The pool is always hoppin'! It's on the Army Post! =)

    Christina-I have always said my bed is tooooo soft! Yep, it is possible! I NEVER want to get up!

    JAN- I know right!? I don't want to do that to poor Nelly CIRN! Seriously!

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  10. You are quite correct. During an Ironman race as well as any extended cycling race (for example, the Tour de France), the cyclists just go right there.

    I had always known about it, but had never actually seen it on the broadcast tv until this past years Ironman Championships in October - they showed Chris Lieto standing out of the saddle and thought he was resting, but oh-no, he was just peeing. haha

    Honestly in a race as long as either a half or full Ironman, if you never have the need to pee, you are not hydrating enough (that's what I've always been told). The longest I've raced is 2:45 and haven't had to stop yet but I'm sure with the half I might come to that point.

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  11. Not on the Iron Man circuit myself so I hadn't really thought about biking and micturition however, I have been long fascinated/horrified by "the marathon poops". Earlier in my running days I got the poops on a regular basis and there were a few times I really thought I wasn't going to make it. I would have to be holding on to first or second place for some serious cash and glory to consider letting any sphincters loose while running.

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  12. Ewwww it makes sense, but its still gross!
    I don't wanna talk about the fact that I haven't ran outside this week and have had to only use the treadmill. Stupid ice outside...

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  13. I love love love that everyone is so honest! I've only done one sprint so far, so my ears are wide open listening for the good stuff. Wowsers...if I saw someone poop I would not know what to do. Vomit, pee, gas...yes, but I have to draw the line there. I hope I have not jinxed myself.

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  14. Ok, now this is my actual "weird" moment because someone mentioned this same exact thing to me today, no joke. Is this talk about pee day? Must be.. :)
    I was wondering about the smell on your bike seat, not to mention you. Mixing that with a 13.1 mile run.. I guess you do what you have to do in the situation. But unless I am competing for a place I think I will take a moment to get off my bike and do my business.

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  15. Wow I did not know that and I'm doing my first half in September. I might the extra time to finish in allotted in allotted time. Jk. I don't think I'm talented enough to do this on a bike.

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  16. you also just poo on the bike too ... look at the transition teams from the bike to the run ... they all have rubber gloves on!

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  17. I don't care what kind of situation I am in. There is no way in hell I am going to just go on myself. That's for later on when I'm wearing adult diapers in the nursing home.

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  18. It is TOTALLY true! I read about in on the blog Frayed Laces. She did a full iron man! CRAZYY!!! Could you imagine how gross your shoes would smell?!

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  19. Yep! Andrew is correct, hence the gloves. Nasty. Makes you want to volunteer at a Iron man doesn't it.

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  20. At least pee is sterile. Poo--not so much.

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  21. I don't want to talk about men. Although it would be on topic because I'm pee'd off at one of them right now!

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  22. from one blog to another blog I came across yours. I chose a nice post for my first entry, huh?

    In my opinion the only acceptable time to pee while in a race is if a significant prize purse/championship is on the line.

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  23. I'm not squeamish, but I couldn't shit then sit in it for a bazillion miles. Eew!

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  24. Better to do all your peeing during the swim.

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  25. I've heard of it as I train with triathletes..moreso in the water... My husband is a duathlete but has a 'cast iron' bladder apparently...and since his bike is worth more than my car, I doubt he'd do that.

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  26. Ummm... I'm never doing a tri. OK, AWESOME setup with the bike on the porch and movie on the laptop. I LOVE THAT!

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  27. Hey, just wanted to say I love your blog and I am a follower now!
    Found you on Tall Mom 1000 miles. Best of luck.
    Anita ( Littleton, NC)

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  28. I caught that Iron Man as well (2008) and know what you mean about the white shorts :)! It makes sense but don't know if I could get over the mental block to do it.

    I really don't want to talk about how much I have slacked off of running in the new year :(....

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  29. I would be afraid of peeing ON my water bottle.

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  30. hahahaha! If you wann sit in it, then by all means go. :P

    P.s. You are #11 on the top running blogs per Broken Hearted Runner! Woo hoo!

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  31. First off EWWW! Second if you promise to pee on yourself during the race I will come be your official race crew... just something to think about...but on second thought maybe we should take two cars to the race I don't want to ride back with you after that!

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  32. I love the porch and your bike that seems like an awesome set up!I think I would have summer sleep outs on the porch!

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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