A lap around llyn padarn first TRex, then up and down snowdon.. my plan is to do the full brutal course next year as a 40th birthday challenge, so decided to try the half this year to see quite what I was letting myself in for. And I might have said to mr panad that when we get our house finished over there and move in I'll do the double to celebrate....
You can't let TRex down Brer, get yourself on that startline!
Well it was the brutal half iron distance triathlon for me today-and it certainly lived up to it's name, I'm not sure I'll be able to move tomorrow! Fantastic event though and it was amazing how different the SNOD course is when you cycle it the wrong way, especially the long slog out of Beddgelert my legs had had enough by the time it came to tackle snowdon though and that turned into a long, slow walk. They played ball on the way back down to Llanberis though and a gravity-aided jog got me back in 8:4x:xx .
If I can't make it around the marathon after that something has gone wrong!
first LSR over 11 miles for a long time this morning, ended up with 16 - bit further than I'd planned as it was going well so I added a short loop in at 8 miles, but it was longer than i thought! All was going well until the last half mile when my legs just decided they'd had enough - though I'm nigh on 100% certain that that was psychological as until I got to that point I was feeling pretty strong, yes I was tired, yes it was pretty slow overall but I was expecting that and my pace had been pretty consistent for the whole run. I ached for about an hour after getting in, but kept myself moving about and have felt fine for the rest of the day, so all good here as well