• I came, I raced! I drank great @anneescaphe coffee then I decided to drive home to Cairns and race a Crit this morning with my @cns_wraceteam teamies! I’m not sure I could have fit more into this weekend, but I wouldn’t have it any other way...definitely wine time now 🥂😍!
So @tsvtrifest Olympic tri recap. Absolutely stunning conditions, I’d forgotten how #townsvilleshines
! Flat and fresh swim so I was glad of my wetsuit and was quickly out of the water into T1. Jumped onto Prinny and headed onto the bike course 🚴♀️. Part of it is quite technical with lots of speed bumps and tightish turns, but I think the bike handling from my bunch crit and road racing definitely helped me navigate confidently while remaining aero. The majority though is flat and I felt strong and pushed hard. Up until about 5km to go when BOOM 💥my SVT kicked in. My HR went from a comfortable 148bpm to 190. It’s so unpredictable and when it happens I just lose all power 😥, my goal was to make it to T2 safely and get things under control. After a 6min T2, things were back to normal and I headed out on the run🏃🏼♀️. Again, I was feeling strong with a solid and comfortable pace and enjoying the scenery when again, my HR spiked📈. This time it took around 12mins to recover. I was pretty gutted by this stage, and had to completely adjust my expectations. I was frustrated, disappointed and pissed off especially because I was going really well! But I eventually managed to get home safely and finish, which ultimately was my goal. I still managed the 2nd fastest swim and 3rd fastest bike split in my AG🤩! Plus the first 6km of my run was sweet as...so many positives to take away! And it was really fantastic to meet @moogetsfit and cheer on our awesome Fohettes! So much @foherco love on course!
A side note, my cardiologist prescribed a drug called Flecainide to regulate my SVT ages ago, but I’m worried about the side-effects so never took it. I’m going to investigate supplementing with magnesium (and potentially potassium) because of their potential ability to prevent and/or treat arrhythmias. Has anyone had any experience with this type of thing? Suggestions welcome! •