I rode the full IronMan Boulder bike course today! There was an insignificant amout of variation. The battery died on my bike computer so I don't have any stats. But, I can say that it took about 8:23 clock time from start to finish.
After finishing the ride, I changed my clothes and drove home. I had some dinner and then I showered. Then I took Zen out for a walk. I feel good now. I'm so relieved that I was able to do the course and not feel wiped out. My hydration, resting and fueling strategy worked beautifully. I'll be perfectly happy to post an 8:30 clock time for the race.