Bad racing

We wanted to win, we ended up 3rd at the first stage of the National championship for teams. I believe that we had a good strategy in place, but we didnt quite manage to stick to the plans and the other teams were stronger than we were. It will be a close fight between 3 teams this year and we still have the chance to recover in the coming races….

As of my performance. There is not so much to say. I did a bad race. Maybe i shouldn’t expect more of myself right now, but im disappointed.

The problem started on the swim. I had a good start, but the lack of training showed after 100m and i just couldn’t keep up. I left the water in a bad position and i was never really able to come back into the race…

The positive thing ill take from this race was the fact that we were 65 girls lining up for the start…

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Next week ill be back on it again, hopefully ill be able to perform a bit better

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Algarve next

Tomorrow ill start my Triathlon season…

We are heading to Algarve to race the first┬ástage of the National Championships for teams. We aim to win the Nationals this year, its the only collective title we miss. Last year this was my first race after the ┬áknee surgery. A race that didn’t go well at all. The first two races of the season were always very important as they are the qualification races for the European Cup in Quarteira. Last year i managed to qualify to Quarteira after doing better on the second race. I represented Portugal’s National Team for the past 3 years in Quarteira…

…This year will be different. Im not racing for any qualification and my mind is set on the team. Its different and yes it feels a bit strange, but yet good.

My fitness is not the best, average. I would say its an output of what i invest in the training these days. I dont train that many hours anymore, around 12/week, some weeks a bit more/less.

Lets see what tomorrow will bring. It will be good to join the team and see the young guns perform well.

Lets go Sporting!

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Another race pic from the good old days