#IMMT bike recap. Starting the bike, @chadholderbaum was about 100m ahead. My hopeful plan was to keep up with him on the bike. I worked hard in an attempt to close the 100m to the legal distance of 12m, but my efforts weren't making any progress. I didn't feel like I had any spunk to my ride. @patrickevoe passed me, and I thought perhaps I could use him to pace me up to Chad who was now as much as 400m up the road. That worked to close it down to maybe 200m but then I fell back and they both quickly went off into the distance. I could see that my power was lower than Placid, even with the same effort. It was frustrating as a few others passed me and I didn't have the power to keep up. It was as if I found a super biking ability at Placid, but then lost it. In Ironman, sometimes there are lows or it takes time to work into the grove. I kept the pressure on but throughout the day my power was just getting lower and lower. My total average power ended up to be 9.3% less than at Placid. This correlated with my time behind Chad and Dan. At Placid I was 3 to 4 minutes back, and here 16 to 19 minutes back. Coming into the race with high hopes, I was definitely discouraged.
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