Midnight Man 70.3

2017/08/12

TIME: 05:33:03

9 months ago I couldn't even swim 1 length without being exhausted, run 1km without needing my inhaler and the furthest I'd cycled was 28km. It's been a tough learning experience but I'm glad I stuck to it ✌ I have a 10km run in 2 weeks and then another triathlon in 4 weeks 😁 🏊🚵🏃 #triathlontraining #triathlon #triathlete #tri #swimbikerun #athlete #fitness #ironman703 #ironmantri #ironman #trilife #MidnightMan703 #midnightman #openwaterswimming #lakeswimming #wetsuit #zone3 @zone3official #decathlon #teamchapter #teamairofin

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That was the most incredible experience of my life 😁 My target was 5:45:00 but I had a great event so I finished in 5:33:03. Not only is it my first 70.3 but my first ever triathlon and I can't wait for the next one. My swim was good, got stuck in the middle of the pack so it was slightly slower than targeted but the super fast bike course made up for that. A nice, steady half marathon, with some great competitors, sealed the deal. Transitions went smooth and quick, even though I was totally disoriented out of the swim and the run felt a bit daunting. My family and team haven't slept, even as I write this, as we stayed up to manage the fuel & aid station for the full distance competitors. I've seem some emotions run high tonight but I'd still love to compete in a full distance in the coming years. #endurance #triathlon #triathlontraining #triathlete #swimbikerun #swimming #biking #cycling #running #trackday #trackworkout #trilife #athletics #ironman703 #ironman #ironmantri #ironmantriathlon #health #fitness #teamairofin #spinning #openwaterswimming #ows #MidnightMan703 #midnightman

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This photo was taken at 6am when all the other finishers had gone home and I had the only bike left racked, alongside the full distance competitors. Thank god for the aid station. After over 12 hours of brutal cardio, the athletes left were really pushing hard to keep going. I helped one guy who had been having a terrible night with two punctures and could feel his body ready to give up. We kept his motivation strong and he went on to finish with 24 minutes left from the cutoff. Stay strong guys ✌ #triathlontraining #triathlon #trilife #aidstation #marathon #swimbikerun #triathlete #athlete #athletics #ironmantri #ironman703 #ironman #trackday #MidnightMan703 #midnightman #teamairofin #teamchapter

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