First Triathlon on Sunday

Need some newbie advice

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20/08/2012 at 22:03

Blisters - shame I am marshalling at Cotswold 113 as I would have come and cheered you on

Blisters    pirate
20/08/2012 at 22:39

Should I pop along to the Lakes later?

21/08/2012 at 09:50
Blisters wrote (see)

Hi, and well done Emmy. I break my own tri-virginity this Sunday coming, so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. It seems that none of my tri club will be there, dunno about Pirates.

Good luck Blisters! 

21/08/2012 at 09:53

Good luck Blisters too...

Blisters    pirate
26/08/2012 at 15:15

Well, that was a good dose of healthy exercise.
The transitions went like a dream, I finished the 400 swim wishing that it was longer. The bike leg wasn't a lonely as I'd expected, and had some time trial style racing. Ran like a duck though. Having said that, nobody ran past me, and I took 4 mins out of the guy I had been chasing on the bike.

The instant results machine said that I was 7th, but then again, most of the others hadn't started at that point, and they were the fast ones.

My next race is in 2 weeks time, with a longer swim.

26/08/2012 at 15:18

well done blisters!

Britrisky    pirate
26/08/2012 at 15:33
So glad you enjoyed it - a real triathlete now!!!
Blisters    pirate
26/08/2012 at 15:33

Finish position 171/270 all entrants, 117/202 men, 13th v50.

ie not quite last.

26/08/2012 at 17:09

nowhere near last actually!

27/08/2012 at 10:21

Well down Blisters! thats an absolutely cracking time! How did you find the transition between the bike and run?

I think you should rephrase it - near the front not the back!

Blisters    pirate
27/08/2012 at 11:13

T2 transition? You know full well what that's like. Having just given the bike a damn hard thrashing, despite trying to "spin out the legs". It was a barrel of laughs. Like my thighs had just been worked over with a baseball bat.

My base fitness is not back to where it once was, and the run was painful and slow. Kms felt like miles. I just ran to effort level with a JFDI mentality and an eye on the watch. The last km was actually the most enjoyable because it was steeply uphill and it was time to call on strength rather than leg speed.

28/08/2012 at 16:25

Lol to the baseball bat analogy. I like that! Well done, great result.

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