Last Sunday November 23rd, I was racing in Pirassununga the last stage of the Triathlon Long Distance Circuit.
Pirassununga it is the most popular half Ironman of Brazil, and every time I race there I feel like home, once it is closest race in the season of Sao Carlos, city where I live, and Descalvado, city where I was born.
The race course it is totally inside the Brazilian Air Force Station, what make the race very security about the traffic.
Last year I had one of my best ever performances there, breaking the course record, however this year my hope of a fast race it was left behind once in the beginning of the ride when I took the leader of the race I could see it was impossible, because of the wind, to keep the speed high as the year before
So, I tried to ride in a solid pace but I was also saving my energies to put a good half marathon together to not have problem to hold my position.
In second half of the run the sun was very hot, but with all the normal care with the Hidratation I did not have problem to hold the pace until the end and even I was not able to break the record again I still put a nice time of 3h47min39sec, reaching my third victory on this race, the second in a row.