Don't remember it being overly warm there, in the early 20s but nothing too hot IIRC. The sea swim was pretty straightforward, nothing like as swelly as Wales, although I'd recommend not doing 3.7k of it with a broken zip, tends to drag you back a bit and there's a touch of chaffing!
Schmunks was browner than ive ever been after sitting in the sun for just the first afternoon.
struggling with a major CBA problem, the issue being that IM isn't a challenge as such and knowing I don't have the time to devote to getting a speedy time means I drop into a get-you-round mentality which brings me back to the lack of challenge issue
Im often in the same position, will have worked 70-80 hours last week and thats kyboshed any decent training (working tomorrow to).
Its not about the challenge so much but the taking part, race atmosphere, being with friends etc. Some of the video's I was watching last night were showing the last finishers, you just cant beat that electricity.