Good Swim and Bike, died on the run….but a good 3rd place overall

3rd place overall female2nd senior and 2nd in Teams was the outcome of todays race and im very happy 🙂

Pictures from Podium

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As you know this was another preparation race and i had two weeks of hard workouts in my legs.

I didnt really have any expectations before the race. well, my goal was to push as much as possible during the swim and bike and control the run. I wanted to come in in T2 in first place. I know that im a strong biker so that would not be impossible.

The swim finally went well. I managed to relax before the start and i was able to swim properly  We were supposed to swim 1500m, but the course measured 1800m.

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Came out 4th girl from the water, 1 minute behind the leaders. It was time to start chasing. I was heading out on the 40km hilly course.

It took me 20 minutes and i was leading the race. This race suits me well as its non drafting (you need to keep a distance of 7m to the bike in front of you). I was feeling great 🙂 2km from T2 (transition to run) the police started escorting me. Its kind of a cool feeling being isolated in front escorted by the police motorbike into T2. yeah!!!

The run…yes, the run! 4 laps, 10km… Larsson goes out hard, too hard…Larsson dies. my main competitor, Filipa Santos was 2 minutes and 40 seconds behind me. I could not keep the pace and she passed me on the 3rd lap. Andreia (2nd) passed me in the middle of the 4th lap. There was nothing, absolutely nothing i could do about it…I was gone! The legs were telling me to stop and lie down, my head made me passed the finish line 🙂

Great day of racing! Very, very happy with my very good bike (7 minutes faster than last year) and swim

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Now its time to continue to train hard, no rest yet. Next race is on the 10th of August. WTP (world triathlon pro-master) ill race against elite woman in Lisbon…COOL 🙂

Pictures from our day and the race!

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