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@redbull #givesyouwings

Iron-mama Blog – from Ironman to Pregnancy and Back

          

@redbull #givesyouwings

Colleen Schaible, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!

Is it the end of a journey or just the beginning…

Flashback a year ago, when I was introduced to Angela Naeth and I Race Like a Girl at the 2017 Boston Triathlon. It was my first season “back” to triathlon after the birth of my twins in December of 2013. How little did I know this would change my life in so many good ways.

That fall I entered the Red Bull Free Ironman Entry contest. The IRLAG team has sooooo many good monthly challenges and contests but I normally don’t win things so I took a shot figuring the odds were against me. Much to my surprise I WON!

The ultimate reason and goal of entering was to tell my story, we all have them, no story is better than another or more important, just wanted to put it out there about my kids and how important they are to me. I was training for Ironman when I found out I was pregnant (surprise #1) with twins (surprise #2). What I also didn’t know is the twins would come 8 weeks early and that one twin was to be born with a congenital heart defect. This would of course forever change my life. Following their birth, I had to give back and of course I had to regain my health and love for endurance sports. I raised money for Boston Children’s Hospital and ran my first marathon.

Fast forward to 2017. After a few health scares for Chase, things finally seemed to be settling and I yearned to get back on my bike and in the pool. I completed 3 triathlons that year, 1 sprint and 2 Olympic distances. I podiumed in 2 out of 3. FIRE IN THE BELLY! And then I WON and was immediately registered for IRONMAN LAKE PLACID. Holy Crap! What did I just sign up for!

We really started training in earnest in January of 2018. There were highs and lows, calendar juggling, lots of extra babysitting time. There were road races and early season triathlons. Time where I felt I was improving, times I just wanted to sleep and not work out. But in the end, I trusted the plan, did what I could. I was by no means perfect. I would say I missed at least one work out a week due to some unforeseen work or family issue. Training is technically my fourth job after #1 being a MOM, #2 being a wife and #3 being a Sales Director for 7 states.

A few things that 100% need to be stated here…IRONMAN takes a VILLAGE. There is no way I would have been able to even get to the starting line without the 1000% support of my husband and family! First and foremost, they need to be thanked! Next, my IRLAG teammates whom I will forever be friends with! Talk about a KICK ASS group of incredible women! We shared stories, good and bad, shared tips, shared just to share. I would not have gotten through without them!

Now, get me to race week. HOLY MADNESS. Can I tell you if things were going to be hectic and stressful they were? My guess is the rest and recovery needs to happen BEFORE you get to a venue at least with the camp I traveled with. 4.5-year-old twins, in laws and a dog = not a lot of pre-race rest! The entire environment is electric. It is so hard not to get caught up in the atmosphere and stay off your feet. You really have to fight the urge. I took in what I could, tried to eat as much as I could, tried to stay stress free as much as I could.

Race Night Eve: Sleep was NOT my friend. I woke up EVERY hour deathly afraid I would miss my 3:45 a.m. wake up. 4 a.m. and it’s time for my pre-race meal of 2 cups Applesauce, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 banana, 1 botte sports drink. And time to wake the husband up! He drove through the night from Portland/work to be there. Go time, 4:45 we left the house. Transition was absolute madness! People everywhere, body marking and straight to my bike to drop my sports drink bottles and bike computer. Next up to my transition bags to drop my beet juice in T2 bag. Of course, then a porta potty stop and time to head to the beach.

Swim: After a short warm up and watching the national anthem from the water it was time to be herded in to the swim start coral! The cannon went off and my heart jumped! Its go time. I had to push my way up through a sea of wetsuits to get to where I thought was the 1:05/1:10 pace group. Per coach’s instructions I asked everyone around me what their goal time was. Our group was next up! High fives from Mike O’Reilly and in to the water we went. I stayed on the outside of the group to avoid the chaos at the buoy line and I was very happy I did on loop one, 32 minutes and was feeling great until I got in for loop 2. Holy BOXING match. Somehow, I got myself mixed up in a large group of men near the buoy line at the start of my second lap, not a good place to be. After a slight panic, a kayaker motioned me inside the buoys to a clearer swim lane. I did my best to stay smooth and draft a little to conserve some energy. As I made the final turn, I went WAY on the outside, swimming an extra 100 yards or so just to avoid being punched and kicked some more! Overall, with the chaos I came out around 1:09 and felt good about my overall performance!

T1: can we say DEBACLE. First my wetsuit stripper couldn’t get my suit off! I was literally suction cupped in. After fighting with it about 3 minutes it was off to the change tents. Again total chaos! My volunteer couldn’t get my bags up and then my nutrition went all over the floor! Needless to say, coming out with a very high heart rate and 13 minutes later…need some improvement in this arena!!

Bike: This had to be one of the hardest bike legs ever!! As soon as I got out by the ski jumps I could feel the wind and holy wind it was. As we made the turn past the jumps a chipmunk literally almost took out my front tire! A rider came along side me saying “that chipmunk literally almost ended your day” … holy moly. My heart rate was super high at this point, still 170. So, I was trying to calm and bring it down, but you immediately go in to the 5 miles of climbing and then add the wind and rain. Did my best to settle in and overall focused on nutrition and drinking. First out and back and then the descent which was a white knuckle given the conditions. I would say overall on the bike, I had moments where I felt great in aero cruising at like 20-22 mph and then moments where I felt like I was going backwards. I had to pee already around mile 25, I pulled in to a stop, refilled a bottle and off again. the rain continued and then once I hit whiteface I was truly soaked! Stopped again to pee before the climb back in to town, which I LOVED. I was cruising past so many people on the ups…just need to figure out how to go down! Soaked up all I could in town and caught up with Kalyn in special needs area. Loop 2 was even windier! The descent was nuts, pedaling and just trying to stay upright. After that things and people spread out quickly. I pee’d again at the turn around on Hazelton Rd. at mile 90 I had to get some water, LOL. It was delicious. All in, I had 9 bottles, 9 GU gels, 2 Stinger waffles and two pieces of banana on the bike. Coming back in to town was awesome but mentally I was like holy crap I must run a marathon now. I had no idea how my legs were going to react getting off the bike.

T2 – ouch coming off the bike, lol. I stopped and took my shoes off before the long run around the oval to the transition bags. Grabbed my bag, hit the porta potty again! in to the change tent. This time my volunteer was AWESOME. I was still slow, but it seemed much more controlled. Hit the sunscreen station as at this point the sun was out and it was humid! And off to the run course.

Run – the town is absolutely electric! Started down the hill and kept saying to myself slow down, slow down. 

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