Well it's been a week since I did the EST in Nottingham & I've done almost nothing since. Yesterday I drove to Oxford to be near to Blenheim for today's event. It is a standard sprint distant Tri (750m swim, 20k bike & 5k run). When I turned up it was so cold I had to buy a hoodie!!!
My new top
The Palace is a wonderful location to hold a tri, closed roads & everything to hand. The swim is my worst event & the water was freezing when I got in. My friend Becky told me a trick & having a wee in your wetsuit does warm you up!!
I actually did the swim in a PB & knocked over a minute off my time. T1 was horrible, a 400m uphill run to transition
Coming into T1
I was then onto 3 laps of the estate on my bike. The course is very hilly, so I knew I wouldn't match last weeks times, although I did hit 70kph on some of the downhill bits & as ever the bloody headwind was with me!!
3 uneventful laps!
It was then onto the run to the finish, which again I'm not good at, although it wasn't dark by the time I crossed the line!!
Blenheim Palace is a great place to hold a Tri & I'll certainly be coming back next year
The all important finishers medal!!