For the past 2 weeks I have been in Radovljica Slovenia training with the RSA High Performance triathlon team.
The goal of coming to Slovenia was being able to access races in Europe as a larger group and to train together. I arrived in Rodovljica on the 1st of August and will remain here till World Triathlon Champs 8-11september.
Training here has been great , and the facilities couldn’t be better! We have a 50 meter pool and a tartan track in walking distance of our accommodation.Cycling is also wonderful and I can state that it is the most scenic are I have ridden in before HANDS DOWN!
This weekend myself,Theo Blignaut , Carlyn Fisher and Emma Swanwick “our manager” made our way to Geneva Switzerland fora ITU Continental Cup race.
The drive was great to Geneva and we had a great sight seeing opportunities on the way there at the Mont Blanc.
The day of the race the 15th was soon apon me and i realized i would need to give this race a good go to get some points!
BOY o BOY did it rain ! Wow. Out of the swim and I was battling to breath but made my way onto the bike. I really need to work on my first 5km on my bike as i missed the pack AGAIN!!
On the bike there was a very steep but short climb in it and this was where the break aways would be. I soon had a small bunch after about 5km and we worked well together.
It was VERRY slippery and this 1 girl fell right in front of us which was quite funny .(^^,)
On the run and I was hurting big time , but managed to run a 32:32 on the route.
A good race for me, but I need to work on my swim still, big time. As working so hard on the bike and run is not what I want to be doing this time next year!
Good weekend getting a 24th Place and hopefully some ITU points.
Untitled by rich02murray at Garmin Connect – Details. MY CYCLE @ Garmin
Untitled by rich02murray at Garmin Connect – Details. MY RUNNING @ Garmin
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