Timmy - that was a solid weekend of training. I'm rather envious of your mini taper, though this is a recovery week for me, so I'm not sure why!
TT - well done for sticking at your 1/2 IM session, and it sounds like there were some good lessons coming out of it.
Bones - are you fully mended now?
SK4 - well done at Bala, I've heard it's a tough one. I reckon being familiar with the swim course is as important as it is for the bike course. Then again, is it worth spending time working on the swim when you can spend the rest of the race motivated by coming up through the field....?
Back to earth for me yesterday with my second 3.8k OW swim "race", though this time I improved my placing to second from last! Was also more than 10 mins quicker than 2 weeks ago, through a combination of better navigation and swimming faster, which is reassuring, though I don't think I'll be shaving much more time off now.