so this weekend, the first race of the season (for me) took place in Porto santo, the small island with awesome beaches here in portugal.
I was 2nd last year in a very thight race where i was passed with just 1.5 km to go. This year with a totally diferent periodization i was looking to go up another spot but had to settle for the same ;)
It was the first week of Taper or something close to that for me. Africa is just around the corner!!!
I really didnt felt like a million bucks in the three sports so all was pretty leveled, lost too much time in the swim wasnt abble to put the watts i was requested to and am perfectly aware that i could do it and the run was slugish too. Pedro Gomes was untoutchable by a long shot since the swim and i fought with Rafael during the race for second. i passed him arount 60 70 km into the ride and tought he was going to close the gap on the run but fortunately he faded in the last half and i was safe in 2nd, another 2nd. i swam something like 28 biked 2:17 and ran 1:15:30 for an just over 4h race something like 5 min off pedro and with 3 min to 3rd.
This week i will se more taper of course with some cool workouts to do in the weekend, then its off to AFRICA.
The "clube TAP" won the team competition and that was a great start of the season.
WC164K won the women competition in the run so overall a great weekend :D