July 24, 2011
Again, I am a little late in writing this! Oops! This was not an originally planned race. I decided to do this last week as a push to get training again after France.
I also decided to try out my disc wheel that I had sitting around for a couple of years. So race day was the first time I used a disc and was also the first time I was on Limey since France.
I went sans wetsuit for the 1km swim. I started putting it on and a few people were talking about how warm the water was so I made the very last minute decision to go without it and use my speedsuit instead. Yet during the swim I actually wished I had my wetsuit on as I really felt the difference in my legs. The wetsuit allows my legs to rest a bit more and float but this time I had to kick the whole time and my legs were actually feeling a bit tired. The water was nice but I did not have the greatest swim. I got out of the water in under 18min but by the time I crossed the timing mat I clocked in at 18:48 for a 1:53/100m average.
|coming out of the water|
Got onto the bike and just wanted to go steady. I was pushing the pace a bit though and my legs were feeling it. However, I felt like I was cheating the wind a bit a few times with the disc wheel. It was funny, I normally hear the whoosing sound of someone else passing me on their disc wheel. This time I heard the whoosing sound and realized it was me! hehe! I actually had fun out there with that! Got off the bike and averaged 32.9kph for the 30km course for a time of 54:43. Not bad at all for me!