2:It's at Altitude
if you did not know about 1 and 2 you are in deep
T2 is at Squaw Valley - you ride 2 full loops of the bike course and start a 3rd loop but peel off at Squaw Valley. As you ride up those 2 miles to transition a little voice in your head maybe
Run- 1.5 miles mostly downhill is an awesome way to start the run
Back down, loop on Squaw Creek, and then almost to the bottom of Squaw Valley Road and your turn around and head back up that
This is NOT a hard run IF
1- it was not at 6600 feet
2- if you had not ridden 112 miles with close to 7000 ft of elevation
But you are at elevation and this is an Ironman.
Take it 1 mile at a time
Be thankful you are able to race an Ironman!
Sun sets around 7-7:30 and that is when the temperature drops. The River Trial is cooler than other areas and is very dark. If you think you maybe running in the dark, I'd suggest a headlamp and a long sleeve shirt, gloves