My first race of the year is gone and I am more then happy with my result and performance on the race day. It only give me more motivation (if it is still possible:-) for training and racing still coming. All the pro (male and female) started in first wave. I wasn’t so sure about my swimming shape after my injury – broken arm (I was hit by truck end of the November while cycling) as I started with swimming only 3,5 weeks ago. After a bit slow start I found myself just behind second group, I quickly got into my pace and passed second group just before half of the swim. I got out of the water only 2minuts behind fastest man and as a first female. Bike course in East London is really tough, with rolling hills all the time and this year with quite strong wind as well. But amazing thing is that we were cycling on highway, which was completely closed just for us Triathlete! I didn’t have idea where the other girls are, so I just tried to stay focused and to push whole way. Only on the run I found out that I have really big and comfortable lead. I was feeling really good during the run and enjoyed every moment of it. It was great bonus for me not only to win but also to break course record and finish day with fastest split in all three disciplines. I couldn’t wish for more! I had really nice weekend in East London, people from Triangle did awesome job and put together great event with lot of spectators around, cheering for every single competitor. I am happy that my first start in my new pink suit of Team TBB was successful, even more because the race was hold in my second home country, South Africa, where I am currently living. But instead of having little celebration in days after the race, I was fighting again, this time with really bad stomach bug. Now I am ready to put in even more training and meet my new team members in training camp soon.
Archive for January, 2009
If someone told me a few years ago that I will be racing long distance and under the guidance of „doc“ i would tell them that they are insane. But never say never and here I am, new in Team TBB and pretty excited about this year.
My season is starting soon, already this Sunday at 70,3 IMSA. Last year I finished 3rd after coming from cold winter Europe. This year I moved to South Africa and as i consider myself already as half south african, this race is actually in my home country. I am looking forward to the race and i hope i will be able to improve my position from last year. But i will keep you posted.