Hope you had a good day. Went well for me, and recommend the race for anyone wanting to combine with a mini holiday.
Swim: 20:4x, my first sea swim and pretty choppy. First experience of “biff” too, normally I just set off swimming my own steady pace and have nice clear water. Found today a lot of people did/overdid the “sprint the start” tactic, I was getting bashed everywhere with people swimming over me so had to get through 100m before they all died. Understand their desire for clear water, but think some over-did it, 2 min Z5 is going to come back to hurt you later.
T1 silly slow, @Poet won’t be proud. Put on a bike jersey, got to the mount line and realised hadn’t put belt on so stopped to put that on from handlebars, mounted and started to ride and right shoe snapped out. Turned round 10m to go back for it and finally on my way for total 3 minutes.
Bike: 1:07, 34.5kph wonderful fast course, not closed roads but early morning and police marshall’s on every turn meant it effectively was completely closed tour of the island. I undercooked my effort, HRM wasn’t working and wasn’t brave enough on feel being used to IM pace.
Run: 34:xx for 9.5km, 3:36/km. A 10km Pb for me showing left far too much on the bike.
2:07 for 7th overall, 10 minutes and a lot of places improvement over last 12 months, just need to learn some triathlon skills!