Posted: 26/07/2013 at 18:59
Bones - gutted for you my friend. Not that it is any consolation, but I did think that you would be top of the pile out of our little group. It might be worth contacting IMUK to see if you could transfer to another event, such as IM Wales, just a thought.
SR said - bike in now on turbo to prevent 'one last go' up SHL. I know what you mean SR about SHL I have spent hours going up SH.
Not even thought about about transition bags yet I will sort it next week.
Regarding the transitions, it is worth an extra minute of two to ensure you are properly dressed and prepared for the next stage. I think It's important to be comfortable as possible. That said a mate of mine did the full IM distance last weekend in a very hilly event in Cumbria and spent less than 3 mins combined in T1 & T2. He completed in 10 hrs 50 mins and came 4th overall. I can only dream of such a time and placing.
The only time I have come 4th in anything was 4th from bottom.
TBH I have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this week but I am starting to settle down now. I have 3 night shifts to work over this weekend and then I finish on Monday morning for 3 weeks, can't wait.
Did a 40 mile bike ride today in 2 hrs and 30 min run off the bike.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.