A very early start this morning to catch the tide meant that the water and outside temp hadn't had chance to rise so it was a very cold 14 degrees in the sea for my first run/swim/pub with the Redcaps.
We met at East Beach and I decided to start the first section wearing my lifeguarding wetsuit (easier to run in than my triathlon one) so a very quick 200m swim, followed by the first 2k run. By the second swim though I had warmed up and so had the sun so I ventured in wearing just my trisuit - which also gave me an opportunity to try it out for the first time before my Europeans (it was perfect!)
We swam and run along the coast finishing at Leigh beach by which time the sun was blaring down and we all had warmed up completely.
Total run of 10k and total swim of around 1000m.
Leigh was now very busy compared to how quiet it had been earlier but we all managed to get a lovely spot in the gardens of a pub where we spent most of the afternoon sunning ourselves and having a laugh.
A great days training and a great bunch of people. Thanks Chalkwell Redcaps.
I also managed to get a great photo with my new sponsor Glynn of Rippleside Metalsowrks...