Thursday, 3 September 2009

The training report

The Long distance triathlon training was a great moment to know how it feels like an Half ironman distance race. Nutrition, non drafting moments and body tiredness.
To be honest I had the feeling that this training would be very soft and we all be at the same pace: Wrong.

Swimming was normal but cycling was terrible. It looked like we were in the Tour de France, slow ride in the first two kms and then suddenly a group of 20 "lions" escaped. They were riding at an average speed of 40km/h, too much for me.
I did 60 kms in a group of 4 cyclists with an average speed of 34 km/h but legs were feeling tired and I waited for the other group of 4 behind us. Legs continued to feel bad and I had to ride alone for 20 kms. Running was quite calm apart from the 37º C of that day.
Vanessa Pereira and Paulo Sequeira (other two triathletes that fly) gave me motivation for the last 5 kms. Thank you to them.

I finished that training with a smile on my face because I had completed a 4h event and I had met lots of people. Afterwards we had a big lunch to refuel batteries.

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1 messages:

Miguel Munhá Fernandes said...

Aqui está um grande atleta!