Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:22
Good results Dean & Dachs. Well done both.
Interesting day at Althorp du yesterday. I got the result I deserved, based on plenty of bike work and min running due to achilles. The aim was to finish. Aimed for 4:30/km for first run, which I hit on the nose.
I biked well, but the last couple of hills caused me to overbike which meant that the last run was absolute hell and my plan of smashing it up went straight out the window
The runs were 6km instead of the normal 5km, so a little unwelcome. Seems a lot of people had issues with finding the end of the bike course, mud on road, etc. Plus there was vast confusion over which waves were going first - publicised order was reverse of actual.
No final results due to lots of confusion but I think I came pretty much smack bang in the middle.
No achilles probs on the first run but I think my bike shoes dug in to my achilles during the bike and it was tender on the second run. Rest day today, probably tomorrow too.
Onwards and upwards.