European Championships in Pontevedra/Spain
With the last races, Pontevedra didnít have much luck with the weather. There was often rain with temperatures around 10įC.
Last weekend it was just the opposite. We had up to 35įC in the shade, the wind was same hot and the sun stood on the highest point at 12:30am, our start time. Even the water temperature was over 20įC, so that we swam without wetsuit.
The swim part went pretty well. In the second lap I lost some places, because a girl tried again constantly to grab my leg and a different one kicked her elbow with every stroke into my side. I really ask myself, why donít the focus on swimming and isnít it painful for them as well?
On the bike I was at the beginning in the second group, but we could soon catch the front pack. Due to the heat we didnít road fast and I was quite happy to sit in the main pack.
But after a good transition, the same situation happened again, I was afraid of. My legs didnít want to run. They felt like out of stone and I couldnít even push myself. I still made a Top 20, finishing on 18th place.
I donít understand what is wrong with me. My running times in training are really good and even the run of the bike sessions were good. On the bike I donít have problems to follow and in the water I could show my usually performance.
I will analyze it again and hope that on the next race it will finally get better.