Scared scared and more scared. I'm not sure why but it again took a good 500m before i could put my head under water. I couldn't breathe out for some reason. Even though I practiced fine and the water wasn't that cold. Anyway... Out at just under 39mins. I can do better!
Flat, fast, fun. Nothing else to say except I got sick of sweet gels pretty quickly.
Off the bike under 3 hours.
Legs felt great, energy levels good. Then it hit me about 5 km in that I was in trouble. Both of my feet were absolute agony. Bone pain located under my arches. Both hurt equally and intensely. Every stride was absolute torture.
First 10km went swiftly at 56 mins and then the pain was too much. Walking/hobble the rest. What a let down .
5 hours 53. I did my goal which was under 6 hours. But felt destroyed that I came off the bike in great time and could have nailed the run if my feet were ok. I haven't had that severe pain in a long time. No idea what caused it. Horrid.
Next 70.3 will be Wanaka in NZ. I must work on my open water swimming, power on the bike and strength on the run. Plus.... I must need new shoes or something!!
I want to stay zero drop with no arch support (arch stuff kills my flat feet). But I need it more cushioned to minimise the agony of impact.
That's me done! Photos of Facebook!
P.s- I saw Craig Alexander on his run....... Beautiful
Lyrics: "I'd give up forever to touch you". I used to play this song on my guitar and sing in pubs for some cash!
Last hard: anxiety increasing
I feel like I have a million new injuries.. What is going on! The base of my thumb is agony. It examines like tendonitis but I have no idea how it's happened. So painful to put any weight through it. Urgh goodness me!