To continue from the previous posting regarding Wildflower here is what happened on Day 2. We had three athletes racing in the Olympic distance event. Ian, myself and Tina. Ian and I are in the same age group so we were lucky to start the race together. I always know at the start of the swim I will see Ian somewhere on the bike course as he is a much faster swimmer. Ian was out of the lake in 21:57 and I was out in 25:11. The bike course is quite hilly and can be a lot of fun after 5 days of solid training. We both rode well and I managed to lead Ian into T2 by a couple of mins. As most know this was my 1st week back training after having a fracture of my lower leg. I knew my leg was fine to push the bike so I did. I rode like I was going to walk the 10 Km. 🙂 At the start of the run I held to a conservative pace as I did not want to push my leg and when Ian went by on the run he yelled an encouraging word and I knew I would see him at the finish line much later.
Already looking forward to Wildflower 2013! 🙂