Thanks for above advice. Have booked some 1-1 swimming sessions to get a handle on the breathing malarky (?spelling). Will start investigating the wet suit as my first OW water experince is looming ...
I am a Tri newbie. Took the bull by the horns and entered the short distance Virgin Tri this July. Like Rob Green 10, the OW is a bit of a worry. I am enjoying the swimming which will be my weaker part, trying to learn bi-lat' breathing and sighting. It's getting the right wetsuit that worries me..lots of companies...so much advice...any advice please ?
I really enjoyed today, despite throwing my breakfast up at mile 5 and then losing 17 plus minutes queueing for a loo at mile 6 that I dont normally need during a race. I am not in your league guys but my Garmin brought me in at 4.57 but loo stop made chip time 5.15. So frustrated but I don't think I ll be the only one.. More cubicles needed me thinks.
Legs felt great , just really enjoyed it and comparing stats from London last year I ran much better. So happy bunny. Crowds were lovely and dreaded the industrial bit of the course but actually more supporters there than I thought.
Well done to all your amazing times and PB 's.
Ps. Funniest moment? Seeing grown men helping a 'bear' have a pee as we filed through the corral.