OK, that was undoubtedly my worst race ever and I'm so disappointed. Been training well and had a great race on Thursday. But for some reason, Sunday was a disaster. I felt awful from the gun. As soon as I started, my quads felt like jelly, even in the swim. My chest felt tight and I just couldnt get my breath, I had to do a fair amount of backstroke and breastroke and even stopped to float on my back a couple of times to try to get it together. Sightings the buoys at one stage, the buildings up ahead were all blurry. I was very happy to get out of the water, slow jog to my bike, still really tight in the chest. On the bike and just had nothing in the legs, had two little spews which was pretty gross. Tried to push through, but just wasn't happening. Plodded the run, didnt even try to push it, just wanted the race to end. Even took time to usher the baby plovers off the run course.
I know this is just triathlon, but when you put so much into it and you're feeling good, it really hurts to get a poor results.
End of sob story.