Sorry it's a DNF for me, canned it at mile 21 on the run knew I wasn't going to make the official cut off, then back ceased up so had to stop and stretch every few yards, hands swelled like ballons and final straw was faling over. Knew I'd given it all I had and am oddly happy with it, I left everything I had out there Currently think I will give it a third try but no ideas when. Glad I've got staffs and outlaw relay booked already also bloody proud of my bike and swim, on Thursday I couldn't even get out past the breakers kept getting spun over and washed back up on shore and when I finally made it out I could barely swim. Race day was a little less white water so made it out first try and then just stuck to it despite decent swell so sighting was pretty impossible Bike was great fun and I still love my bike. Just ran out of time/steam and needed more run training plus. 17hr cut off not 15:30 ! I did not get a great IM vibe from Barcelona and others have said its not up to the same standard as others. For me Outlaw had a better race vibe and organisation but I know it's a personal thing. Still grinning and I'm bloody well using my bag
20 min run turned into a very enjoyable 30 mins run round the village in the sunshine this morning. Got to check out the scarecrow trail and we have some very talented locals Legs felt good although in shock at running so I'm hopeful that everything is on track and I will have a good race I'm race number 543 if anyone would like to track me
Fly out on Friday it's a bit of mad dash as not many holiday days left and taking the kids out of college for it. Yep wish I wasn't stuck at work today it's looking gorgeous out there. Just got back from my final physio visit and I get to try a 20 min run tomorrow to remind my system it's got a marathon to do on Sunday!
Wasn't the weather glorious I think that's the first time this year I've said that!
Cycled over to Southwold with my friend who is also doing Barcelona and we stopped at the pier for scones and diet coke then cycled home again. A good chatty ride but kept seeing 16 mph on the garmin so we were both very happy and nice confidence boosting long ride. Then home to clean bike and pack, both bike and bag started their trip over yesterday morning. Getting very excited now