I can think of several races where I have slowly closed the gap on a competitor ahead but would need more that the alloted time to really get past unless I really go for it, burn up and end up paying for the effort.
When they realise that the gap has been closed they start putting in little sprints, and I close the gap again. I am not drafting. I'm trying to get by as best I can.
When I first started triathlon 21 years ago I seem to recall that the competitor being overtaken had to give way? Trouble with that is that I am a strong swimmer, does that mean I have to keep giving way to every weaker swimmer as they catch me up.
I think folks should get a life, Next thing you know there will be a call for lane ropes so there is no barging about in the swim!! Imagine rounding a swim bouy saying 'no after you!'
I would like to see the elite races as being none drafting. It's getting to be a real bore seeing a pack going around and then a 10k raod race.
Posted: 13/01/2011 at 16:23