1km Ocean Swim Course Map
If you read my post from the morning of the 1km Ocean Swim race, you already know I was resigned to a fairly poor performance. I’d been battling the lure of pulling out of the event entirely, but the voices in my head told me not to.
Yep, that’s when you know you’re a real triathlete – when you have voices in your head telling you to go do a 1km swim with sharks, for fun.
Oh, and in case you missed the point of the blog – you should totally do a triathlon, too! Honestly it is the best. I mean, who doesn’t want voices in their head? Especially voices that tell you to go swim with sharks! If this sounds irresistible to you, there’s no need for a doctor, just go here to read some pointers about having a go yourself.
Seriously, the best. I would not lie to you.
So back to the dreaded, god-awful, terrifying race. My spirits were lifted slightly when I saw the course map – two 500 metre swims with a turnaround on the beach (as per the map above) rather than a straight-up, flat-out 1km. This seemed like an immeasurably good thing because I’d know when I got to the half-way point (there is nothing worse than thinking you’re half way and then realising you’re actually only a quarter) and I would also be able to see my mum and get some support in the middle of the race.
You may also remember that we actually practiced almost this exact course in last Sunday’s Grimsey’s Adult Swimfit Clinic. Honestly Grimsey Brothers, where would I be without you.
So the Triathlon Gods seemed to be shining down upon me, and I even started to feel less terrified. Continue reading