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  • Ps, I’m really not a runner and it shows. I never do more than a gentle 5km trot around town a couple of times a week. Definitely an area to work on. I was top 10% in the swim and top 25% on the bike but below the average on the run.

  • I did my first triathlon a couple of months ago in Sevenoaks. Managed around 1:45 for a sprint distance with pretty limited training and 12 minutes of transitioning so some easy gains there. Was planning to do a half ironman in late August but a dodgy knee has pretty much ended that plan, oh well

  • 12 minutes? What were you doing for that time?! I think mine averaged 90 seconds each including running into transition etc.
    If you practise a tiny bit you can get non wetsuit kit changes down to 30 secs easily and wetsuit down to 60 secs. Then it’s just the run from your rack to the exit

    In other news, my next race starts at 6.30am and you don’t get numbers, rack bikes etc until the day. Do people really get up at 4.30 am or similar? Eesh can’t wait for a day with the kids after that

  • Do people really get up at 4.30 am or similar?

    For most IMs I've ever done, yes. 5 at the latest.

  • I took it as opportunity for a rest to be honest, wasn't in a rush! Especially after the swim. And I didn't fancy blisters so I was mucking around with my socks for a while. Also haven't practiced putting my shoes on whilst on the bike so had to walk in road cleats

    All easy to fix if I set my aims a bit higher than merely finishing next time!

  • Haha I like your style, a chance for a rest is a great shout!

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