The 1500m swim was split into two laps. I had a good start in the swim and tried to find a nice rhythm into the chop. There was a big group that reached the first turning buoy at the same time however everyone was calm which was nice! I managed to separate myself from the group on the way back into the shore and turned onto the second lap... heading out was hard and slow and I struggled to get into a rhythm. I swam the last half a lap shoulder to shoulder with Johan and we exited the water together reasonably well placed.
|Johan and I finishing the swim|
|On the way to a 41.2km average!|
|A quick T2 and off for the 10km run|
I am happy with how the race went. I got exactly what I needed to out of it in preparation for Busso (now 7 days away).
I am now well into my taper (this report was written a week after the race) and I am feeling great. Yesterday was the last Saturday ride before the race and I had a nice ride with the athletes from Eclipse Fitness that are doing Ironman (& Lisa!) We did a 90km loop with a coffee stop which was a nice change and I had a short run off the bike (the last brick!). This morning we all had an open water swim and another coffee - you can tell it's taper!
Looking forward to getting down to Busselton on Wednesday evening and relaxing for a few days before the race.
In other exciting news... Lisa and I are buying a house! It will be ours at the start of the new year!