Sunday, 16 June 2013
Middle distance madness....
Surprisingly the swim went really well (I don't usually enjoy the mass start/washing machine/getting swam over and kicked/lake swim experience)...but it went like clockwork really and I got out of the lake in 36minutes.
The bike leg was long - 2 laps around the same loop but mostly fairly flat. I worked hard but didn't totally 'cane-it' as I still had the half marathon to save beans for....cycling to my 80% max heartrate with nutrition to keep me going for the remainder of the race was the plan....it worked well.
The run leg was really hard work after the bike but I maintained a pretty steady pace around the three laps that made up the half marathon....coming over the finish line was just fabulous - 5 hours and 11 minutes after I started. I was the last of the three of us but we all came in within 12 minutes of each other so we were all very pleased.
Ellie is pleased that I didn't die during the experience (me too...!)
Tonight I'm really tired, my legs ache, my rocket-bike is safely stowed away and I have a huge smile on my face. Walking down the stairs in the morning might be a challenge though !
Tomorrow the house hunt continues.....