Mass swim starts in deep water are both scary & exhilarating; thrashing bodies swimming over each other; everyone trying to avoid oxygen debt yet getting a fast rhythm. This 1.5km of mayhem was replaced by 1km run in a park .. very gentile by comparison.
The bike leg went well, I was soon chasing those ahead and trying to ignore those who overtook me. I ended up leap frogging with another guy who was faster on the flats yet he faded a little on the hills. We pushed each other all the way round and am sure we both got a quicker bike time as a result :o)
The 10km run is three laps around Windsor & Eton with a brutal climb up Castle Hill, my legs were heavy off the bike and took a lap to wake up. Craig had come to support me and cheered me on as he sipped his Starbucks latte ... I soon realized we were having very different race experiences.
Its Tuesday and I still cant walk properly ... a proper badge of racing commitment!
Overall time 2:04:22 (1km run=4:38, T1=1:12, 42km bike=1:12:38, T2=1:02, 10km run=44:50).