Yesterday saw the running of the inaugural Challenge Gold Coast event. Due to consecutive days of pouring raining and resulting flooding on the bike course, the cycle leg was shortened by 50km, bringing the total race distance to 1.9km swim/40km ride/21.1km run.
I was unsure how this race would pan out for me as I have had a bit of an inconsistent prep over the past few months. Low iron levels & subsequent fatigue, combined with a hectic study load at Uni has made it difficult to put together a solid block of training. However, I knew that if I kept a positive mind leading up to, and during the race then I would be able to get the best out of myself.
After having a pretty chilled out Saturday, race morning rolled around and we woke to yet again pouring rain. I’d much rather race in cooler, wet weather than stinking hot so I was pretty happy.
The 1.9km swim in chilly 16 degree water was pleasantly uneventful and I exited the water amongst the main bunch of girls, with a ...