Is IMUK not today? I know a couple of people racing and have been tracking them, plus tomorrow is Monday??!
A short 7k ish recovery run today... ooft the legs felt heavy after yesterday's cycle. Swimming later at the local bay in Dublin where loads of people regularly swim. It's well maintained where the "changing areas" are carved out (no cubicles as such) and there are lifeguards on duty during the day. There are steps and railings into the sea at a few points and it really is very popular all year round. Was there on Friday so looking forward to another dip
Afternoon... not too long back from a heck of a 90km.... including looooong steep climb over "Sally Gap" near Dublin - with a good 2.5km at 9%... and some shorter but even steeper sections. Highest point 520m, with the whole thing basically starting at sea level. Fantastic scenery and the day stayed dry thankfully, as at times on the steep sections it was hard enough to spin my legs enough that the bike would stay upright. I am pretty sure I could have walked faster, never mind ran faster (confirmed by my speedometer...). Sadly bf had a mechanical shortly before the top (which was repaired).. but it's the 1st and only time I will ever beat him to the top of any climb
Luckily the HIM cycle is a little less hilly (a lot less hilly) so I kind of figure if I'm up for all these hills, the flatter stuff should be a doddle?? (or maybe not after 1900m swim??).
Thanks for the encouragement guys, it really helps!! I am pretty sure at the moment it is within my capability, even if I am the last person to finish!!
Ok so bf and I have ACTUALLY registered for a Half Iron Distance... help help help!!!!
Highland Warrior in Fort William (we are in Glasgow)... Ok so I am pretty sure (as slow as I am) if I can swim 1500m I can swim 1900m.... and swimming in the sea today (in pretty choppy waters off Dublin's coast) I can definitely say I could NOT have done this last year. The bike and run distances I know I can do and have done many times, but never all in one go... I have never swam more than 1500m in OW...
I just hope I survive! We are off for a 90km ride tomorrow, just a wee short ride and the swim today. Have a few more weeks to make sure I keep the legs ticking over running... If I can do this, then anybody truly can....
Well done on the tri DD... haha I was convinced only just year before last to do a tri as a variation on running.... did 3 sprints that year... Last year did my 1st Oly although had a disastrous swim. This year I have done another sprint, my 1st MTB sprint, another Oly, have another Oly also for end of Sept and the HIM (not a branded one). I MIGHT be thinking of full distance for next year.... it doesn't take long!! (I said all this with running too as I did my 1st Ultra). Thinking after IM if I do it though of then focussing on running again, doing a few more Ultras and then maybe back to some shorter distances again. Ahhh so much to choose from, so little time!!