Asked this on the podcast but you never know if it’ll get read out, they’re busy lads and lasses.
Its 3 weeks since my one and only race this year, Outlaw X 70.3.
The weather was awful, swim got cut to 750m because of the air temperature being so low (although the only pleasant bit was the last 200m). The wind was like nothing I had road in on my TT bike, you’d go past a gap in a hedge and be having all on to stayy on the correct side of the road. About 15 miles into the bike my ankle started to feel sore, by mile 30 I had convinced myself that it was hurting too much and I didn’t want to get properly injured and pulled off the course waiting for the sweeper bus.
Since then I have had a hard time dealing with the race, I am left with doubts about whether I should have kept going, whether I just found a decent sounding excuse and went with it.
If you have had a poor A race can you share your pearls of wisdom in how you got over it? Thanks