We did 3rd at the final stage of the National championship for teams which means that we ended up on 3rd place in the Championship.
I have no doubt that we could have done a better result overall, but we did not finish one of the stages earlier this season which penalized us on the final result.
Time trial is so much fun. The team has to swim, bike and run together and three members of the team have to cross the finish line at the same time.
We were four girls heading out for the swim, Myself, Liliana, Monica and Ines. The idea was for me, Liliana and Ines to finish the race. Monica would serve as a back-up plan, just in case any of us got into trouble.
The water was rough and the current was very strong. My team mate, and super swimmer Liliana took off and we tried to follow which is a hard task. I got stuck at the first buoy, almost entering in panic for a while. Ines never managed to pass the second buoy due to the strong currents and there was a bit of a confusion exiting the water.
Liliana thought that she had been disqualified for not passing the buoy and told us in the transition park that Ines was no longer counting for the team. This was a mistake. The referees didn’t say anything so Ines could have continued with us. Lessons learned for next race. If the referee doesn’t say anything in the transition park its all good.
Out on the bike i pushed the 20km. I had full cooperation from my body and was feeling good.
Monica managed to keep up on the first lap, but on the second lap i had to slow down as she was starting to fall behind.
On the run Liliana and i supported Monica to complete the last 5km.
Despite the fact that i know we could have done better i still had loads of fun.
Now back to the last training block heading towards the last goal of the season.