Wednesday 29 June 2011

Happy at Last!!

Well after this run of bad luck with races recently it finally came good at the weekend!

For the 3rd year in a row I did the Northampton triathlon. Ideal conditions for me - lovely and hot and not much wind! Very different from Bala 2 weeks ago!

I started well with a good swim for me and was 3rd or 4th out of the water. I worked well on the bike but finding it hard at the mo to get my HR up into my Olympic distance HR zone with all the middle distance training but it felt good. My bike felt great though and I'm getting much better at being down on my tri bars now.

Onto the run which was 4 laps with 2 out and backs on each lap so you can easily see where your rivals are! My main rival Zoe (who beat me last year by 4 mins) was about 300/400m ahead of me on the first lap. At the same place on the 2nd lap she was about 200m ahead and by the 3rd lap I'd got it down to about 100m then caught her towards the end of the 3rd!

I was so happy to cross the finish line in 1st - it felt so good and the confidence boost I needed after feeling miserable with my previous races.

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