|It was a lovely morning to race|
|Getting the bike ready|
Got there with plenty of time, checked in and racked the bike before I warmed up a bit. We got our quick briefing before the gun went off and BANG, we were out on the road!
|There I am on the top 10|
|Feeling the pain!|
|Pushing hard on the bike|
After I clock out of T1 I get on the road and I also struggled a bit to get my feet on the bike for the first 200m so some more time lost there! When i finally got up on the saddle I was able to maintain a good pace, passing most people on the course and only getting passed by, literally, 5 guys! Not bad, but my pace was down to 34.9Km/h from 38.5Km/h from last week! Tiredness? Disappointing....
|Bringing it home after the 20Km|
|Final 5Km. Chasing and being chased|
|Finishing...not so strong! 22nd position overall.|
All in all I cannot say I was happy with the results, but I cannot expect improvements in one week, thats just not realistic. Taking into account the last time I rode my bike was at last week's race, it serves me good to have a slower pace, it makes me pull my finger out of my ass and get the training done according to my TrainingPeaks.com schedule. I finished 22nd out of 68 in my category, top 32%.
Next week I have my first triathlon of the season. The Thames Turbo was were it all started in 2010, and two years later I'm thousands of £s poorer, 14Kgs lighter, and completely addicted to this sport!
5Km Run 00:20:32
20Km Ride 00:34:21
5Km Run 00:22:58
Total Time 01:19:31