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was fat. ... getting fitter!
was fat. ... getting fitter!
At 15st 2lb and 5'10" I woke up one morning held breath to pull my socks on, I couldn't reach that far while still breathing, and thought to myself. ....... You're too fat mate! Something had to be done. 4 years later I'm now 13st 3lb, had a broken foot, pf, shin plints, torn meniscus and more aches and pains than I thought possible but I feel great! ! I've run upto hm distance and cycled to Paris after which I needed a new challenge. Hmm I thought to myself, I'll do triathlon! And so my journey began. ........

First ever Multi sport done!!

nxn2020by nxn2020Apr 27th 2015
On Sunday I did my first ever multi sport event, the Notley Spring Duathlon. Wow! what an amazing thing to do I think you'll all agree. We had club kit due in any time which arrived on the friday, cutting it short but just in time! On the morning of the race the weather was foul! In the car on the way over it was raining and the temperature was a lowly 7 degrees! Wind had moved round from southerly, which would have blown down the home straight to a northerly and therefore head wind on the bike home straight, was really hoping for a tail wind to get my legs back before transition......oh well, never mind!
I went off in the second of 2 waves at 09:10, as I ran across the first field I just watched the whole pack gradually ease away from me, it was a bit soul destroying, I'd put in so much work and I was so far off the pace, but I was still there! Near the end of the 4k run is a rather large hill that you go up and down, this time round I ran up it! 4k time, 19:20, my fastest ever pace at 7:44/mile.
So into first transition, not many bikes left in transition area when I got there!! Change of shoes and off onto the road, within a mile I'd passed probably 15 people that had run away from me earlier, this feels better I thought. 2 loops of the course to do passing a few more on the way. Towards the end of the second loop I thought to myself 'you better hold back a bit if you want to do that run', so I did. Next mile flashed up on the Garmin as a 3:44, nooooo far too slow so picked it up till transition.
Down the slip road towards the dismount line, jump off bike and start running..........hold on, what the hell is happening here? My legs were trying to run in circles and there was nothing I could do about it!! Rack bike, change shoes and we're off! Come on legs came the call from brain to legs but somewhere along the route my legs had started speaking Japanese! There was a complete communication failure between brain and legs! Oh well as long as they keep moving I'll let them get on with it. And so to the hill......now I really don't know if moving that slow can actually still be classed as running but it wasn't walking either, so I'll call it ralking! Bottom of the hill though and only few hundred yards to go. I'm finished!!!!! Absolutely shot to bits, think the picture shows this well, and placed 116 out of 166 but i was over the moon and I'll be back!
First ever Multi sport done!!
 
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