My slowest ever time as a result of being sick for over 2 1/2 weeks in the weeks before the race.
I was sick for over 2 1/2 weeks in May so did not do any workouts until the weekend before the race. I did 2 training sessions but took them both quite easy. Running was the hardest – I got a bit of pain in my chest. Cycling was okay.
On the night the queue for pre-registered entrants was very short. Marie was in the intermediate race, the earliest slot available as she only registered on the night. The weather was perfect – quite warm with only a light wind from the east.
Like my training sessions I took the first run quite easy but it was only 25 secs slower than the May race. The cycle was okay and at the start of the second run I was happy to keep my place. One or two passed me and I passed one or two also. With about 200m to go I caught up with a guy. When I went to sprint him to the finish he picked up his speed to beat me by 1 sec.