Sunday, October 9, 2011

the race

definetely not what i anticipated but i went through it to finish the best i could.

From start to finish it was all about suffering at a speed that would be a good recovery workout.

The swim was basically a lonely effort, i passed lindsey somewhere before the turn around and that was about it. Felt so hard and endless that swim, no big news to tell there.

As soon as i steped into the bike seemed like i was hit by a lighning bolt (i never had so probably not the best way to tell), had absolutely no power in the legs and the few i had felt so hard to put in the pedals, got passed by the slower swimmers, Jozsef went by me like 15km/h faster than i, really, then the girls, badman thurig etc. I had such a hard time going up hawi and no matter how many calories i got in it never changed the outcome of the ride. I Averaged 208W a good 50 55W below my best performances this year. the only good thing is that i kept a even pace power wise. finished with 5:10 on a good day for fast riding.

the run was all about finishing the day, nedlees to say that i felt terrible while running slowly and was actually surprised that a sub 3h was made.

Really hard day with no power in my body. Probably just an extension of my week where after arriving on sunday i only felt good on tuesday  and then i really went downhill. i was really feeling good leading to this with tremendous workouts but i wasnt abble to put everything together in one day.

Vanessa had a good day phisically but had some major GI in the midle of the run that made her finish in 11:30, im actually happy for her overall performance and her hapiness to finish IM hawaii.

so, it was far from my ideal season finale but neverthless i fell like i had a tremendous season, some bad races yes but most where really good for me.

more after the break


Miguel Andrade said...

Life goes on! Muitos Parabéns porr mais 1!

Ricardo Francisco said...

Grande Sérgio ! Só um comentário. Não correu bem «but you are hard as a rock ».
E da maneira como terminaste parecia pelo aspecto que tinhas ido ali fazer uma corridinha. Mas não era bem assim certo ?:) Abraço e boa recuperação. Para o ano que vem há mais...

Dirk-Jan said...

Congratulations for finishing with a sub 3 hr marathon nevertheless!! Sorry to have missed you when I was in Portugal - definitely need to plan this better next time. Have a good recovery and a good trip home!

Danny Montoya said...

Congrats on a solid season, another Kona finish and sub 3 hr run :)