Double the distance is one hell of an error Durham, so I think feeling a bit hard done by is allowed! I'd be right hacked off and swimming is the only bit I'm any good at!
I'd be up for the relay again next year. Swim or run for me too Although there is a tiny part of my brain that's convinced I can do the whole thing...
The Outlaw swim was my second OW swim since the law Outlaw. The first being the Big Swim event on Saturday. I think I've gone wrong somewhere with this training malarkey.
The water was better than it was on Saturday. They'd clearly be clearing more weed out, but the volume of people churned it up terribly and it was indeed dark and it stank. No one swam over me this year, which was nice! I did get an elbow to the head and there were a fair few collisions, but nothing serious. My sighting was diabolical and I zig-zagged all over the place, generally migrating towards the bank. No idea why! I hadn't done that at all on Saturday. I got out in pretty much the same time as I'd done last year, so I'm fairly happy with that. Next time I should do some training and see if I can be better!
Oh, and as for swimming stroke - a fair few do breast stroke. It's not the most efficient stroke, and it tires the legs, but it will get you round. And it's very useful for a bit of sighting to break into breast stroke for a second or two. T'other half (Cake, frequently lingering with intent on this thread!) has got through IM distance doing breast stroke
None of my patients turned up this morning so I had time!
Others will have more to add though - each person has their own little quirks for races The no diving rule is pretty standard though for pool swims!
I wonder how long they'll leave between waves? I can't imagine they'll wait for the water to clear before the next wave, unless they've capped entries to a relative low number. Let us know how it works!
I've seen people come a cropper on the bike so am always a little bit cautious myself! I've never fallen off yet - as t'other half always says though, there are two types of people. Those who have fallen off their bike, and those who will I'd just rather not do it mid-race!
*waves to everyone*
I only pop in now and again, but after the Outlaw yesterday I've got my triathlon-brain on