I like to think of myself as a helpful guy, a friendly guy, the kind of guy who strives to make the world a little better for my passing so imagine my distress when I discover that I have inadvertently rocked the Bigun’s world to its very core by adopting the GEEKGRL’s name for me.
I know the Bigun is a man of character, a stand up guy, a person to be emulated even but he may be a tad forgetful whilst caught up in a dither regarding what to call me. In his “All Aboard to Ironman Coeur d’Alene” post he referred to me as Sweet Baboo well before I changed my moniker. In a post “Deer in the Headlights” he referred to me as “Baboo” and in an even earlier post, I believe, he referred to me as “sweetness”.
So, methinks he doth protest too much…I’m just sayin’
Now, regarding the competition thing at the 101 the Bigun is a big guy but don’t let the size fool ya, he’s a fast guy. Ok, Ok, I’m not slow either and I do weigh less…219.5 this morning, I still always gain weight during IM training.
From what I understand weight reduces speed by about 2 seconds per pound per mile and though that is probably a rough estimate I’m not sure what else to use. So if the Bigun is 20 pounds heavier than me he should be 40 seconds per mile slower, 720 seconds over 18 miles – 12 minutes. Unless the 101 has a very hilly course I wouldn’t expect any advantage on the bike for our size difference and nothing on the swim either. I’d give the Bigun 12 minutes, 15 minutes even because that’s just the kind of Baboo I am.
Disclaimer: competition is great but there is nothing more important than having a good time. Speaking as someone who has blow up on an IM because I didn’t resist the urge to push I can assure you I would not want to play party to wrecking someone’s day.
I’m Fat! I’m Phat! Which will it be?