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Just to add on–
The organizers were warm, courteous and helpful. It’s great value for the money, I thought. I also appreciated that the routes were well shaded and the roads in good condition.
- the swim was my first time attempting an open water triathlon and until training for this event i don’t think i had ever swam more than 2 laps straight. I think the practice the day before and the OWS clinic the week before really helped. In the end I was able to complete because I focused on not paying attention to others’ speeds. I kept a very relaxed pace which led to me being one of the last out. I think i could go faster next time, but it helped me stay calm and finish. My sighting is pretty bad though. I felt like a newborn turtle going towards the streetlight instead of the ocean…
- How much more difficult is the Jamestown swim than Lake Anna? Are there certain things we should be preparing for that we didn’t experience?
- I experienced a weird sensation where one of my hands lost nearly all of its gripping power during the cycling. I cycle regularly and this has never happened. I was literally struggling to squeeze goo out. My feet also went numb and I didn’t regain full sensation until a mile into the run. Not sure why, as I’ve put thousands of miles on my bike and this hasn’t happened.