A month to go

Another month to go before the season will come to its end. Tomorrow I’m racing the last stage of the Nationals for teams over the sprint distance. The race will be a time trial, which means that all the elements of the team needs to swim, bike and run together. I have done this once before in Spain and had a blast. I’m really looking forward to it.

After the race i will have 3 weeks of hard training to end the season with the Nationals in long distance that takes place on the 29th of November.

I got a very important motivation boost being home in Sweden for a few days. Participated in a 12km cross country race, Yddingeloppet, where i finished 2nd. It was so good to be back in the woods where it all started and i felt really good running.

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Having fun after the race, Yddingeloppet

This season, as mentioned before, has not been very easy. It’s been a kind of rollercoaster. Despite that, i have had a great support from one of my main supporters, Spiuk. They have been by my side since the very beginning no matter the results that i have managed to achieve. I’m forever thankful for that. Thank you Spiuk Portugal for all the support you have given me!

Blog 2

Together with Paulo from Spiuk Portugal

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DNF – Did Not Finish

I have not quit many races in life. During my 10 years as a triathlete i have quite one race before, a Duathlon back in 2008.

Since then, no matter how hard it’s been i never quite.

Saturday i didn’t finish the Nationals. I pulled over on the 2nd lap on the bike.

The race was going more or less as planned. I left the water in the second pack, nothing new for me.

I usually feel tired on the first lap on the bike, but then i recover.

This didn’t happen. I couldn’t breathe properly nor did i have power in my legs.

I’m usually considered a strong biker, but Saturday i didn’t even manage to stay with the other girls.

It was hard to pull over, not being able to finish. But at the time i thought it was the best decision.

My team mate Liliana won the Nationals and Tamara was 2nd in U23. Congrats girls!

Now ill have to recover mentally to start focusing on the last objective of the season.

Nationals

Ironman World Championship

Last weekend, October 10th, the most spectacular triathlon race on planet earth took place.

The world Championship over the Ironman distance on Hawaii, Kona

The history of triathlon started on Hawaii in the 70s and there is no doubt that the biggest dreams of many triathletes is to race Ironaman Hawaii. I myself want to be there one day….

The race was won my the amazing Daniela Ryf (female) and Jan Frodeno (Male)

Below are two very nice videos with the champions speaking about their victories on the magic island…

Bad weather and no Nationals…

The Nationals were cancelled due to bad weather. At first they changed the distance from olympic to sprint distance, but the water was too choppy so they had no choice but to cancel the race. The new date for the race has not been settled yet, but most likely i wont do it as ill be focusing on the Nationals in long distance now that will take place on the 29th of November in Algarve.

Lisbon Triathlon

Nationals in Olympic distance

A week has passed since Cascais Long Distance Triathlon and on Saturday the 10th I’m racing again.

It’s time for the National Championship in Olympic distance.

Last year i was 3rd, this year it’s an optional race on my calendar as my next goal is the National Championship in long distance that will take place on the 29th of November.

I had two days with lighter workouts after the half ironman in Cascais and then i got back to work. I’m not lacking any resistance in my body, but some swim fitness and speed. It’s been painful but good fun training a bit of speed during the past days.

I’m quite curious to see how i can perform…

Cascais