Swimming 200m was not difficult for me. As an advance swimmer, I am used to swimming 200m. However, running 2km was not easy. I did not have much stamina to race after swimming 200m. It was easy to complete the race, but difficult to complete with a top 10 position.
Through this event, I also learnt that most of us who are first timers took a long time to transition from swimming to running. As soon as we completed our swimming, we were expected to run to a transition point to change. Before the event, we had already placed our belongings in a basket assigned to us individually. I had to remove my googles and cap. I had to then wipe myself dry to wear my t-shirt and wear my shoes. To save time, I wore my shoes without socks. I took awhile to wear my shoes as my feet were still a little wet. Once I was ready, I had to set off to run 2km.
I enjoyed myself and was glad to have been able to participate in this event. I hope there would be such an event next year. I hope to do better next year.
|Getting ready to swim. No proper lanes for us to swim|
|After my swim, running to my transition point|
|Just finished changing at the transition point.|
Running out to start my 2km run
|My 2km run|
|Finished the race with my pool friends.|
All with a participation medal.