Race itself went ok, I didn’t have my best swim, was too much fighting with choppy water and struggled to find my rhythm. Bike was windy and flat, soon we were group of 6 girls and we came to second transition together between 2-8th place. I had an ok run and finished in 5th place. Joddie Swallow from Great Britain had great race and she really deserved to win. It is nice to see her back after tough time she had after Olympic games 2004. I was also really happy for Bek finished in 2nd place.
I made it safely from Jeju to Hawaii, got my luggage and met my boyfriend. Today morning, it was my first training here, I went for short swim on swimming course. After about 200m of swimming and trying to find right direction, I just noticed some really big fish swimming under me….when I looked better, I saw three dolphins. Yay, my heart jumped with excitement, because swimming with dolphins was one of my dreams, I just love these animals! I followed them, completely forgot about swimming on the course and say that there was not only three of them but about 30! It was just amazing, I spend next half an hour just diving with them, they probably thought, I am just one of them thanks to my Blueseventy pointzero3 speedsuit. I had great times and I am pretty sure it means good luck for me!]]>
But like in every story, I grow up and I was getting old and too slow (not that I ever was fast) for Olympic distance. Then my friend introduce me to Ironman. It was year 2006, I was at training camp in South Africa and I thought why not. I can try – ONCE! I did even some long ride in training – 150km (maybe once) and long run 2h. In April I was on starting line of Ironman South Africa, it was great, swimming was not a problem and was out with top guys. But that was end of me enjoying Ironman, bike and run was hard, hard and hard. Natasha Badman passed me on bike like I was standing still and cycled 1h faster then me… And run – I survived… finished in 10:19 in 4th place and spent next 3h in medical tent and couldn’t walk for week. I thought I am done with this crazy stuff…
This year I have had opportunity to be member of Team TBB with guidance of best coach. I qualified to Kona in Ironman South Africa, where my Ironman journey started three years ago, beating Natasha´s course record. And after three great training camps in Subic – Philippines, Leysin – Swiss and Jeju – Korea, I am ready to be on start line of Ironman Hawaii in few days. Yupiiiiii….
Thank you Alex and Brett for opportunity and thank you all our sponsors for your support!]]>
Ride downhill about 45km/h
Hit some of these Korean cat´s eye on the side of the road
Puncture front wheel and lose control of your bike
Have a nice slide on the road and get some road rush
Then you will get few days off from swimming