You know that you are in for a ruff ride when at the start of the swim they announce that they could not put the markers in the sea because of the really bad rip current?????
And what, you still expect me to swim in that!
Instead of putting out buoy’s they let the lifeguard paddle out on the rescue craft and we had to swim around her. Luckily she did not go that far out, basically just beyond the breakers. This was a very good thing for me as I had a bit of a technical malfunction with my goggles! They leaked – the whole flippen way. In the end I did breaststroke. Lets put it this way, it was not one of my better swims but at least it was not as cold as it was on Thursday.
The rest of the race went better, although in my excitement to get to the race I forgot my watch so have no idea of my split times. At least I know my time on the bike and my average speed was 24.9km/h and I asked the woman recording the times at the end and I did it in 1 hour 35. Not bad.
The only bad thing is my race photo’s!!!! Why oh why can’t I at least look slightly decent in an action shot! I mean this one of me running is me trying to look good because I knew my friend had a camera and was taking photos. Looking good – I look more like death!!! He then even had the audacity to go and post it on Facebook. Something about revenge on a comment I made of a photo of him. I have no idea what he is talking about – heee heee, ok, so the comment was worth it! Even if I now have all my friends and long lost acquaintances looking at this photo!
And – I finally met someone who reads my blog!! StainedAwe, nice to meet you in person and well done in the race.