Major - hi - "unknown pirate" here. Good to meet you yesterday, albeit briefly.
I didn't see any other pirates. Flyaway clear to quick to be caught.
The course had more cumulative ascent than I'd expected & was a tad windy. Felt good at the finish and not too bad today either but I had a few moments along the way. Not too disappointed with 5:21 for a solo century.
Pleased to read (on other thread) of your excellent approach to recovery. Mine wasn't too different, assuming there is a decent amount of carbohydrate in a curry and a couple of bottles of red? Maybe not then.
Good to meet Major Disaster on today's Spring Saddle Sportive in Newmarket. Windy & bumpy but current standings (on Strava) have me in 3rd place. I'm expecting that to fall once the other 1997 participants upload their rides!
A quick rinse after each swim to get crud out. More thoroughly if I've been in sea water. The mistake I made once & won't ever again was not turning my wettie inside out. It was then left for 6-8 weeks post race & when I came back to it, it was slightly mouldy & a little whiffy. It took more effort that I'd care to go through again to get it sorted (many washes in Milton) but prevention is definitely the best cure in this case. Happy swimming!