I dit it … wow! Today I can celebrate my first 70.3 Ironman victory (ok, it is not a big party on, but I`ve bought me a large family pizza just for myself and I`ll enjoy it tonight).
In the Geelong newspaper yesterday, they always spoken of a “re-match between Switzerland and Warriner’s Caroline Steffen (re-match after my 2nd place in NZ, 18 sec. behind Sam). This made me a little nervous, and the numbers of hours sleep the night before the race, you can count them on 4 fingers. At 7a.m the race start. I said to myself: “do never look back, simply make your own race, give everything and a little more and if you have a good day, it will be enough and you can get the victory and lifting up the trophy at the end. And it was enough Perhaps also because of the adrenalin shock how I got when I swam in to a swarm of jellyfish. In this sek. I was not sure how dangerous these little creatures are and if I’m going to die in the next 10sec. now … but nothing happened, and so I left the water just behind Sam and Lisa in 3th place. On the bike, I was disposed to leave the girls and made a gap of 5min. This 5min lead, I was able to keep up until the end of the 21km run and so… with a new record and a big lead, I celebrating and enjoy the finish line.
Now I`ll get my pizza and make good a few hours sleep Cheers from Geelong, Caroline