The Crash

The workouts have been harder and harder, but i have been feeling quite good and coped well with the load. I have finally started to feel good in the swimming pool. Not the perfect timing to crash on the bike.

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Saturday the Sporting Triathlon team were invited to spend the day at our team mate Bruno Silva´s place. He has a really nice house on the other side of the river. The plan was to ride 150km with series and have a BBQ after the workout.  The weather wasn’t that good Saturday morning and i started to rain the moment we started our workout. The first rain of the summer is always a bit tricky as the roads get very wet and slippery from all dirt that is mixed with the water. We did about an hour of warm-up before we were going to start our 20min series. The first one went very well. I managed to stay among the first pack with some really strong riders. The rain was poring down.

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The second one didnt went as planned. We started the series and we were approaching a roundabout in full speed. I dont remember what happened. Just felt that my front wheel lost grip and bang…it hit the ground in full speed. I guess i got a bit chocked as i started to cry intensively. It didn’t got any better when i saw the cut on my left arm. I pretty much got hysteric. It didnt take long for the ambulance to arrive. I was transported to a hospital near by. I must say that it was the worse hospital i have ever been to and the doctor nearly spoke to me. They washed my wounds and sent me back home. No X-rays, nothing!

Despite the accident we had a very good afternoon at Bruno´s place.

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Today i decided to go back to a hospital in Lisbon to make sure i was ok. The wound on my left arm had already got infected due to the bad treatment yesterday. They cleaned it properly, gave me a tetanus injection and medication.

I wont be able to swim for a week or so, but ill run and bike. its important to get back on the bike as soon as possible. I dont want to gain any fears. I had a similar accident a few years ago and it took some time to get over the fear of riding in roundabouts.

I truly hope ill be able to race in two weeks time.

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