[quote]well done on your first tri - even if in training. How'd you recover from it?
thank you! to be honest it felt really good, I think I was really slow on the run and maybe taking it too easy? Definitely surprised that I didn't feel awful!
Am feeling very chuffed with myself indeed
so apologies for the very selfish post and bragging
I missed my planned swim on Friday (at work from 8am till 11pm) and slept in on Saturday so no time to exercise except little dog walk. Had planned to do a practice for the sprint triathlon at the weekend, so collected my friend Lucy who offered to look after my bike etc.
Swim (400m) 8:44
Bike (21k) 48:49 [nasty headwind!]
Run (5k) 35:10
Total 1hr 38min
Most amazing for me was that it didn't actually feel that hard! I think taking the time to rest beforehand really did make a big difference, and despite a little bit of cramping on the run I think I got the hydration/nutrition sorted. I am slightly amused that my run time was about the same as usual, apparently I run at my speed regardless if I have just swum and biked or not!
Really looking forward to the Beverley race now and feel totally hooked, such an amazing buzz to know that your body can keep going. Now I know I really can do it, can think about pushing it a bit more on the day as I was steady on the bike but not going all out.
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