Cheers all. I did enjoy it and would consider something similar but doubt I'll be doing a triathlon anytime soon, maybe in a few years. The one thing that surprised me was the amount of paraphernalia triathletes have even for such a short / low key event i.e. caps, visors, sun glasses and obviously the gimp-suits they like to wear.
Good going Mr V, which course is that? I'm due up in Newcastle in the next few weeks and may will head to a parkrun, but would prefer one a bit flatter than Gibside. Shame about the HM. I think the swim took a bit out of me as I was breathing quite heavily at the start of the run but that was probably more to do with the stress of having to get dressed so quickly etc.
Charlie - solid time if you've been ill this week, well stuck out.
Bob, great work, I nearly popped down to the Country Park this morning but opted for a lie in and then a very easy run. You're pretty much guaranteed the hatrick of PB's come next Wednesday. Nervous about tomorrow?
Good luck tomorrow, Lou. Hope the crinkly ankle doesn't cause you any grief.
Evening. Back from my aquathlon, which was an experience!
I finished 11th out of 59 in 31:30, my swim time was 7:30, 59 seconds for transition and 23 mins for the run. I started the swim way too quickly and faded a bit but still finished 2nd out of my wave. Transition went ok but I think. Disappointed with my run, although it was quite a hilly course. It was a strange experience starting a 5k slightly out of breath and soaking wet.
Definitely something I'd do again and think I could definitely do better with a bit of practice.
Tommy - Good luck for the aqua- thing. Have you always swam a great deal ? Would you say it is pushing your running along too ?
When I was at secondary school, I used to swim 5 or 6 times a week and compete regularly but I was never particularly good. This came to a halt when I went to university. I've had a couple of failed attempts at swimming again over the last few years but wasn't enjoying it. However, I've been swimming a couple of times a week for the last 6 months and have liked it. It possibly has played a part in the mini improvements I've made in my running over the last couple of months but that is probably also due to doing a full XC season, some base building and the start of a marathon campaign and the TRX / core stuff I've been doing since the new year. So it's impossible to tell what impact, if any, the swimming has had.
Good report, Bob. A good place to be so early in the season. Could definitely do without those sort of conditions next Wednesday, still some time for the forecast to change. Are you considering a parkrun?
Madbee, I ordered the Faster Road Racing book by Pfitzinger which Muddy has been using for some of his training, I'm planning to follow one of the 10k plans in there for a 10K on 2nd July. Which doesn't really answer your question but might deflect the conversation back to running...
Who's racing this weekend? I have my multi event debut tonight.