So after my few lazy days today was the big one. My first attempt at the full triathlon.
The swim was horrible with awful south westerly swells making everything a lot harder:
That’s 9 minutes longer than my last 1500m swim and that swim was after a 10.5km skate, so that’s nearly 25% extra effort due to the swells. But i got through it and hopped on the bike:
That went better than i thought it would. First time i’ve rode the bike straight after the swim.
Then it was back to the beach for the run, but the tide was coming in and i had to go run on the prom instead. I really hate running on tarmac, not very nice barefoot, but having got this far i wasn’t going to let a bit of tarmac keep me from my goal:
So yeah, now i’m a triathlete. It happened, it’s on Strava!
So now what? Start training up to half ironman distance. So will start by increasing the swim to 1900 meters, keeping the bike and run as they are. Oooh yeah!