splash…pedal…pound

Before the sun rose we were up, preparing to race.
breakfast * drink bottles out of freezer * bags in the car * securing bikes * bursting with excitement *

200m swim….8km bike ride….1.5km run (for J12 & J11…half the swimming and biking distances for K9, although we all trained together, so he really could have done the longer one!)

waiting to start * 2697 other competitors * warm sea water * in the mouth * kicks in the face * transition area * trouble finding the bike * overtaking * riding on the road * little wee nose-to-tail * cold breeze in your face * sweltering sun * puffed out * receiving a medal * ALMOST winning a bike

PS Thanks Mama for giving us a snazzy title!

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2 Responses to “splash…pedal…pound”


  1. 1 LeighLeigh February 19, 2007 at 7:04 am

    Hey guys! Well done on the race – I can still remember you all running around the house when you first began training.
    You blog is pretty impressive – you have posted more that me in one week, than I have done this year!! Keep it up!


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