Jun 19, 2016

On Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, Greg Judin arrived at the start of the Ironman 70.3 Durban, to hear the announcers calling off the swim due to extremely rough conditions.   Greg commented in a post race report to his coach, Karen Mackin, "You wouldn't believe this, but I actually felt disappointed. I like a challenge, and the swim (as you know) is my weakest leg. They only allowed the pros to swim!".   After the race, after hearing reports from the Pros who felt they were fighting for their lives in the swim, he realized it was definitely for the best!   Besides, this gave him a leg up, due to his strengths being cycling and running!  Greg started the bike with a goal to keep a steady effort (shooting for a Variability Index of ~1.05 - which suited the course).  He did incredibly well, and stuck to using intelligent race tactics even with 15km to go on the bike, while he wanted to drill it, he held back in order to reap the benefits on the run. This tactic resulted in an overall faster race than his mates! While they had a slightly faster bike, many of them blew up on the run, and Greg just crushed the run and came out ahead.   

What a great race!

Greg's PCG Coach is Karen Mackin


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