I find it very weird doing a big race (I call a big race a Half or full Ironman) at home. The night before the race I was vacuuming and cleaning up kitty litter - I can't imagine doing Ironman and going to work the day before, emptying the dishwasher in the morning, etc. So the night before I tried to remember I was racing the next day and managed to get all my stuff together without forgetting anything.
Saturday was a lovely day - nice blue skies and no wind. Race start was a leisurely 8.30am which got dragged out to about 8.40am due to the usual Matt Tuck tardiness. The sea was nice and flat and I had a few people to swim with at times, I came out of the water after the first lap and didn't really feel like I had swum 1km already. Running out of T1 after a lengthy transition putting on my uber aero bike top, my helmet, my shoes etc and then trotting the 50m or so out to the timing mat and my official swim/T1 time was 30mins16.... Hmmmmm maybe a few hundred metres short?! The first team swimmer did the swim + T1 in under 20mins, so around 19 minutes for 2km - world record pace?! The organisers assured us afterwards that it was GPS measured - maybe need to get their GPS machine calibrated! Sadly they didn't use they same GPS for the bike and run as these were both spot on.
|All aeroed up|
I had hoped to bike a bit faster but I was happy in my biking so I can't ask for much more considering I hadn't really been taking bike training too seriously recently. I had a few boyfriends on the bike course who obviously liked the look of my arse and I only knew they were there when I looked behind me but none of them seemed to last long.
|Nice day for a bike ride|
|Davo riding like a crab|
Leggies weren't too sore but feet were a bit ouchie with a hotspot/blister on the ball of my foot.
Team SpeedTheory did well coming 2nd in the teams but the outcome might have been a bit more interesting if Captain Pudding hadn't have got a puncture which cost them a few minutes.
Nonetheless we all went home winners with me wining an Orca wetsuit and Jared Razzle taking home some styley sunglasses.
|Actually looking biomechanically correct for once|
|About to catch my new nemesis|
|What Triathlon Zen looks like|
I have had quite an enthusiasm for running since the race and am planning my running timetable to try and up things without hurting myself. My awesome new yellow running singlet helps with my enthusiasm and my pretty new shoes I will be buying soon.
No actual news just some cute pictures
|Maybe not a PC but a nice sunrise|
|Family photo minus one|
|Look at that little face|
|Kitty in the wild|