It was the Charleville 3 day race down in Cork. Separate A4 race but was run alongside a combined A2/A3 race. Same course for both but we had our own race. Great event, bit of everything on the course.
@JoeX Not too much middle distance to be honest, I done the Outlaw half a few years before and finished around 4.35 I think. One other attempt at middle and the handlebars of my bike fell apart so never finished. Plenty of Olympic and sprints tho, about 5 years of racing them.
Swim training was about twice a week, one hour a session. I swam with 2 other lads who would be very good triathletes so I was always working in the water. I don’t come from a swim background, actually come from a white water kayaking background, but am very comfortable in the water so I think that helped on the day with the conditions. I ran 5 times a week, brick every Sat off the long bike, usually bit of effort within this, and at least 50 mins or so. Sunday was long run, at least 2hrs and always easy. Monday, Wednesday and Friday I ran as well. Usually between 45 mins to 1hr. Mainly easy running but some half marathon/10km efforts on the Wednesday usually. Worked off a 4 week block so every 4th week on my easy week I’d take Monday off. Used HR for running and just kept it easy. Seen my easy pace running go from around 5.10min/km to 4.35min per/km just before the race.
Kona is a while off! I would love to come back to tri at some stage and def will. I think you can still compete in tri when your a little older where I’m not sure you can as much in cycling. Will give cycling a go for a few years and then, hopefully, make my triumphant return to triathlon