I've just arrived in the UK after completing in the Ironman 70.3 Baja Mexico.
I've experience some troubles finding this place after missing my flight and shuttle bus, but I have now arrive safely. It's going to hard to train in the lead up to UK 70.3 event, as the area is not very triathlon friendly.
I have a some doubts leading into this race, as I have an injured hip. This has stop me from running over the past 2 weeks, my plan is to attacked the race with a strong swim bike combination and then see where I am at off the bike.
This worked well for me in Mexico, as I rode a real solid pace and managed to get off the bike in 2nd place behind Craig Walton, who also approached the races in the same fashion. The bike course was very hilly which worked in my favour. This gave me the opportunity to bridge a gap on the rest of the field.
When I got off the bike, I could feel the extreme pain coming from my hip. I could only manage a jog on the run, which cause me to lose a couple of places. I finished over the line in a respectable 4th place.
I was happy with the result after I had serious doubts of finishing the race. I will be looking to race the UK 70.3 this weekend with the same strategy, due to the troubles I am experiencing with my hip.
All the best