First triathlon done…and what a weekend it was…

The anticipation of the first triathlon seemed to go on forever, but once we were all up in Clanwilliam the weekend of sport just flew by!! We did the 1500m swim first thing in the morning, and EVERY single Embark athlete finished the swim. It was great to see. Then at 3pm we all began the triathlon, 700m swim/20km bike/5km run. The weather however has turned for the worst and the mid afternoon wind whipped up the glass like dam we had had in the morning. The dam looked more like the sea, but this did not disturb any of the Embark athletes as once again we had a full finish rate on the swim. The bike was windy… gusty… and seemed like always in our faces!! I am painting a grim picture, the ride was actually lovely and the scenery was great if you had a chance to look around. Back at transition, and out on the run, shoh…. 2.5kms of uphill, in the soft sand, gravel track and again the wind head on…But the positive of that, is once we hit the half way point, we cruised home down hill with the wind on our backs!! What a fantastic feeling as all the Embarkers got announced coming over the line, again 100% finish rate, on a tough course!

So now we know roughly where we are in our training and where we are lacking. This week is the Gun Run half marathon on Sunday, and on Saturday we are riding 80kms. So its still lots of work to be done this week before the rest week next week. Out next triathlon is on the 27th Oct, in just 3 weeks and this on is twice the distance of last weekends!! Keep an eye on us here or check the https://www.facebook.com/EmbarkTri facebook site for all the pics.

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All the Embark athletes results:

20131103 Clanwilliam Results – Embark

 

 

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