Scene of my only top 10 finish!
Summer of 2013, I was made redundant in April, and didn’t do a great job of looking for jobs, but did do a great job of exercising a lot! Got on some really good feet in the swim and was messing up T1 when a friend who is a MUCH better athlete than me and was racked next to me turned up and said ‘what the hell are you doing here already!?’
Solid ride trying to chase him down (he passed me in T1)
Ran horribly. 8th out of the water, 5th on the bike, 16th on the run. Transitions were a shocker.
Moral of the story? If I want to swim well it requires about 10km a week. If I want to run well I have to ease off on the bike, and, most importantly, if I want to get a top 10 finish in a tri then be unemployed and do one that’s on a Friday because most of the field is there on a company jolly so not that fast!
Shortly after this I got a new job, stopped training, gained about 25kg’s and haven’t looked back