Sunday, 11 October 2009
IM HI. phew
swim- 1:07:46 pleased with this. it was a hard swim, crowded and quite a bit of surf. pretty much on target.
bike 5:32:19. was aiming for 5:30 but on the whole i feel i rode well. there were a group of girls in my age group who i was exchanging places with ( and a bit of chat) kept me honest and in good spirits, until the final 25 miles when the headwind got the better of me. i'd made a up a lot of places on teh rollers but the direct wind on flatter road was wiping me out.
run - 3:34:31. well, obviously not great. started off good - feeling super at 7 min miles or thereabouts and was about to run into 3rd place despite a portaloo stop on Alii drive ( worth it!) but mile 14 i developed terrible sticth and walked. was passed by 2 of my age group. rehydrated and recomposed i recovered to a run, but nothing faster than 8:30 place....and a lot of suffering. there was a lot of carnage out there today, you know how it is out here. i really dont think i could have done anything different at teh time. however, had i known that i was actually holding 6th , and not a podium ...it may have been different, but i refuse to think about that this evening - i was just so happy to finish!!! i really enjoyed the race and feel quite proud, though disappointing to miss a prize by so little.
steven swam and biked into 7th in AG. run walk ok for about 8 miles untill he cramped bad. spent some time horizontal on Alii drive (lucky i did not see him, or woudl have been tempted to join him) walked a bit after that, with Douglas!, and mangaed to get running again in teh end. he's pleased and tucking into massive icecream and cakes.
i needed an ice bath and a bit of a chill.
more detailed report will follow - off to go cheer te last finishers home.
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