Dispatch: The Final Baker’s Dozen From Phuket

  • By Holly Bennett
  • Published Dec 5, 2013
  • Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 12:04 AM UTC
The iconic elephant trophies from Laguna Phuket are certainly worth the effort. Photo: Holly Bennett

The Swim

The swim went much like most of my triathlon swims — slow. But no matter — I always consider the swim as a warm up for the rest of the day, and the further back I emerge the more rabbits I can try to chase down on the road ahead. Once onto the bike I could already feel the temperature climbing. Every inch of my body was drenched in sweat and it stayed that way all day. Droplets formed like a beard at the bottom of my chin, splashing off as I rocked in slow motion to and fro up each climb.

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