Another Ironman journey
popping my tri cherry tomorrow morning!!
Bon chance Rafi!
the swimmy thing is optional isn't it?
well, I have been practising falling off the bike in T1
You'll walk it Raf. Not literally
Good luck Raf
Well as you know I popped my tri cherry this morning - and it has to be said tri nutters are certainly friendlier than runners!
Completely ballsed the swim up - started OK, but kicked in the face after about 50m, stopped to regain my composure and couldn't find my rhythm again - so ended up bs the rest of the way. Most disapponting!! Don't know what went wrong, but need to work on it big time!!
But after swim exit, things were great - must have overtaken half a dozen people in T1. I just kept it simple, had race belt on under wetsuit, so just put helmet, shades and shoes on and legged it! Overtook loads on bike (great feeling overtaking bikes worth 5 times mine) - avg 22.1mph ovwe 22km, wasn't over taken once!! T2 easy, straight out for a 21min 5k
So that's the first one out the way, onto the next........
Go Raf! Well done you. But I'm never racing against you - you're too speedy!
don't panic - I'll still be doggy paddling my way to T1 when you'd be miles ahead on the bike!!
Thanks ST, now I know I'm not alone!
I should point out it was it Dorney Lake - the 4 lap bike route required one gear change half way round the glass smooth tarmac, but only if you really had to. There was three 'corners' that as long as no-one cut you up (by swerving all over the track without looking - aaarrrgghhhh!!!) there was no need to slow down. I used the brakes twice - once was I was cut up and once when I hit T2. The run was equally flat!
But if I could swim, I'd be ok at this thing!!
Aww shucks, you're too modest.
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