After yesterday’s exertions, today was a rest day, and I confined my activities to a 0.8 mile run home from the station.
As for the triathlon, my stats were as follows:
- 400m swim: 00:10:43
- T1: 00:02:58
- 21.2km cycle: 00:51:27
- T2: 00:01:22
- 5km run: 00:31:02
- Total time: 01:37:32 (260th of 403 finishers).
What did I learn from the day?
- Take a towel. Yes, despite the whole “there’s an open water swim involved” thing, this small detail didn’t even cross my mind.
- Transitions can make a massive difference. One of the competitors came out of the swim in 226th place and left T1 in 126th place. No exertion required.
- When I’m 65, I want to be as fit as Brenda Bozwood Davies. The only competitor in the 65-69 age group, she romped round in a time of 01:29:15, with a swim of 09:55, a cycle of 44:59 and a run of 29:45. Wow.