That happy moment when you cross the finish line of your 1st triathlon! Think this picture just about sums up my thoughts on the race. Pretty humbled by this experience, full on respect to those of you who enjoy triathlons! .
I would liken the race to 3 marathons...
The swim - a bit like the marathon in Antarctica - basically survival, I panicked and all the hours I've spent learning to swim properly were instantly forgotten, calf cramp in the final few hundred metres made for an interesting exit of the water.
The bike - a bit like the marathon in Morocco - I spent the whole time feeling really sick and worrying I was going to ahem sh*t myself (I would like to add neither happened in either location!)
The run - a bit like the marathon in Sydney - laps by the beach and just going as fast as I could with what energy I had left. I've never had cramp when running so that was a fun experience to end the day on.
All in all I hated it, but would I do another one...probably yes. #weymouth703 #ironman #tri #triathlon #weymouth #endurance #musttriharder #outofcomfortzone