Dave's 2011 Training Blog! ~ Tracking my fund raising & training up and downs for this years Edinburgh Marathon and Triathlons !
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Cheshire Triathlon at Capesthorne Hall ~ Done (Time 3:09:29)
After a week of 'Indian Summer' weather in the high 20'c range got a bit of welcome cloud cover for today's Olympic Distance Triathlon... Was hoping to go under the three hour mark and was on track until the run when I ran out of steam which was really disappointing :-(
Although the water was black and so shallow my hands were touching the bottom in some places the swim went really well covering the 1500m in 36mins and 21 seconds which was 6 minutes less than the Tatton swim :-). The trip to transition was a 350m run around the lake?! and time through T1 was 4mins 44 secs!
A really good bike ride! 1 hour 24minutes for the 39km. But should have had the energy gel I'd taken as it might have kept me legs working for the run!
T2 (bike to run) took 2mins 36secs.
The run was awful! :o( 1 hour 1 minute and 46 secs for my worst ever 10km!?!! My legs gave way on the 3rd lap of the park. I didn't realise I could run so slow!
Missed the 3 hour target but otherwise really enjoyed a good Triathlon in a lovely venue. A T-shirt in the goody bag but no finishers medal so my sister-in-law Bev made me one! (see photo :-) Thanks Bev!