Posted: 14/07/2015 at 13:11
I think the biggest thing - if you are in the last 2 starting pens - is not to panic. As lower says, there is plenty of time to make up the difference. But I think many zoom off and try make up the 12-15 minutes right away leading to disaster.
Coach Parry has a podcast on how to save 20 mins on race day. Well worth a listen to.