Im happy with my performance today! Did 25th place in a start field of 42 girls.
When i enter a race with this level i never have any expectations, just to give my best and have fun. Its something special about wearing the national team suit and representing a country in such an event. To hear your name get called and stand on the start line with world class athletes. Wow…Wow..Wow…
The swim was rough. The wind was strong and choppy, just like last year. I never managed to swim properly, rather fighting with the waves. What kept the motivation up was that there were other girls in my sight and i knew there was a possibility to catch them on the way to the transition park and create a group on the bike.
I felt really good on the bike! I pushed nearly all the time and my group managed to catch more girls. When we arrived to the transition for the run we were around 12 girls in my group.
I ran as fast as i could using all energy that i had left in my body. Crossing that finish line was a true pleasure. The support from the spectators was absolutely awesome.
The swedish National Champion in Olympic Distance Mikaela Persson was racing as well. It was great to meet her. She did a great swim and bike, but i passed her on the run. She was struggling with cramps. Mikaela ended up in 28th place.
Now its time to rest! Tomorrow the juniors are racing in the Junior European Cup.