I completed it!! I’m very proud of my time of 1 hour 34 minutes, much quicker than I expected.
The water for the swim was 21 degrees, practically a bath compared to last time, so I actually found myself overtaking people. We were pulled up the bank by two men, then running into transition trying desperately to get my wetsuit off. I must somehow learn how to take my feet out of the wetsuit whilst running! Its very tricky! Onto the cycling which went so much quicker than my practice. Its amazing what a difference it being a race makes and the thought of people overtaking me spurred my legs to go faster.
Before I new it I was off my bike running back into transition to rack my bike and no more than 1 minute later running out the other side for the two laps of the lake.
At this point my legs were like lead mainly because I couldn’t feel them! I soon got into a rhythm that I thought was quite slow and steady but did manage to overtake some more people.
I know for next time that the run is something I need to push harder on as when I saw the finish line I managed to sprint to it…..clearly I had too much energy left and should have run faster!
I am already searching for the next one to sign up to…….I have the bug!