Much awaited.. after much work travel.
Tri-Amsteram bib# 222 59th overall..hmmm
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* - swim was far too long
Race was a prep for Challenge Almere, another ‘B’ for 2018.
Not my best run compared to Swashbuckler earlier this year probably because warmer, understatement, but my best bike on a MD because of confidence.
Awesome, awesome, awesome supporter(s).
Awesome bike, solid swim.
Didn’t screw up using Garmin
I treated the race like an Olympic because of the flat course not realistic for a long paced race i.e. I cooked the bike, but could have gone quicker even.
Practised breakfast. Scrambled egg with potato etc + coffee is my goto
Had the confidence to axe the bike big time
Not street smart enough on the bike dealing with drafters (12 metres – Ja) or a race that becomes a draft fest
Got baked by the heat on the run, more running and heat training if I plan to cane the run
No problem with pace, really relaxed and I cut through the field (wow 7th AG in the swim, no effort and little training)
It was too long, can’t fix that
Some bad navigation
I am slowly becoming an axe, I know this now. Lots of biking.
I knew positioning would be important and worked this
mmm… I think a slight amount of over-biking but was expected
Not street smart enough when a drafting field emerged on lap 2, far too stubborn
Drafting…complaining to officials will not help.
Don’t apply too much of this race to Challenge Almere
Ja – coped with bad, I was ready to spend less than 20 seconds in T2
My rack “moved” some idiot decided to overlay racks from the next race lost a lot of time
All to plan.
First 5km felt so so so easy.
5km divisions works for me.
Ashley break doesn’t bother me anymore it is most peoples comfort break and I feel great afterwards (mental??)
I over cooked(?) the last 5km – stopped for an “Ashley” break i.e ralph
Was well and truly baked at the end nothing left because of over biking and heat I think.
Could have been faster.. really should have been. The run was slow by what I can do.