The following post was written by Kate Bevilaqua about her experience on Day 2 of Ultraman Australia 2021
Day 2 Bike: Here we go!!
This has always been the longest day for me in the previous events I have done. The first time I really suffered on Day 2 due to lack of calories and maybe not quite enough time in the saddle during training.
The second one I rode well on Day 2 but then suffered on Day 3.
Would I be able to find that balance this time?
We started in the dark all together and had an escort for about the first 10km through town - then it was ON!
I wasn’t going to make that mistake and focused on my own effort.
Over time the group sorted itself out. I was lucky to have ridden most of the Day 2 Bike course with Luke and Beth Mackenzie early last year when I thought I would be doing the event in May 2020. So I knew what I was in for with 2300m of climbing.
Just like the previous day my goal was to climb steady, trying not to burn any matches then strong and aero whenever I could.
Again my crew were incredible! They were everywhere! I was an eating and drinking machine! In fact I had put ON 2kg by the end of the day.
But I am sure this was a contributing factor as to why I felt good and rode consistently.
Crossing the finish line I was stoked to learn I had broken the Day 2 Bike course record but there was no time for celebrating. I had to get this mind and body ready for a double marathon the next day.