Back racing

On Saturday i did my first race of this season, the last stage of the  National championship in Duathlon for teams.

Despite not being in any great fitness and a few kilograms heavier i made a great race. It was a very competitive start field (39 girls on the start line) and  Im very satisfied with an 9th place overall, 5th best Portuguese and 3rd senior. Its good to see that my base from all the years of hard training is still there. I haven’t been training much running lately to save the hip and knees, but even so i pulled of a very nice run.

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Senior podium

But the best part was that we took home the victory for teams and we finished 2nd in the overall standing. It was great to see my team mates perform so well and exceed their expectations.

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Team podium

Im slowly starting to find my “new” position in the team as the female captain and it feels great to support the youngsters and see them perform so well.

Now its time to get some more swim fitness to be able to support the team at the first triathlon this year…

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Pushing the bike

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