- Some triathlons have somewhere you can change (ie a tent) between swim and cycle, so you can put on cycling shorts and equally from cycle-run to put on running shorts. I don't have a tri suit and my previous Olympic Distance tri's I've worn running shorts and vest under my wet suit and put up with a pain in the ar5e on the cycle, but obviously cycling a bit further this time. Is there a tent (or equally can I get changed next to my bike, with a towel round my waist?
- I wear glasses. Obviously I will want these on the bike and run, but not on the swim (my vision is good enough to get from swim to bike area). Normally I would leave my glasses in my cycle helmet just before I walk down to the water for the start, but it looks like you can't have access to your bike in the morning - any advice much appreciated
Well done everyone, some great times and efforts on here.
Sadly not from me. Ran the first half as I wanted too with steady 5m k's and drank lots too so felt fine.
Then it got hot! I started to suffer on that out and back to place de glories and by km 32 had cramp coming on and it turned into a walk/run. Just by the arc de triomphe full on cramp kicked in and I had to stop and stretch out for a few minutes. Time gone and legs gone too at that point I finished in 3:50:33
All in all gutted, a lot of training and money invested for a naff time.
Oh and I was pick pocketed at the metro station yesterday, more euros than I care to mention gone and only 1/3 insured.
I did enjoy the football but don't think I'll be rushing back to Barcelona
Really sorry for you Dan. I guess we are all thinking 'there but for the grace of god go I'. I've got a little bit of Achilles pain at the moment, but won't run again and hopefully it will wear off by Sunday
I think we are all at the stage where every little ache and niggle feels 10 * worse
You should still come out, especially if you can't get refunds and just enjoy a weekend in the sun