In july I took a mid-season break to reconsider things and get healthy.
T3 Series Triathon
In the mid of august I did a race again! This was the T3 series race in Weiswampach (LUX), a race of the national circuit of Belgium. Due to an incredible warm summer in Belgium, the water quality was not OK and the race was turned into a duathlon.
On side this is a good thing for me because I’m a good runner. On the other hand I wasn’t quite sure about my fitness level since I was only running for a few week and still revalidating from the ankle anterior impingement injury, although everything was going fine. But since this was only a sprint, I was confident this would be no problem for the ankle.
The race went really well, especially the run surprised me and I managed to take the win! My team also took the overall victory of the day!
ETU cup Hungary
A week after the T3 race, I participated again on an international level in Hungary. With the motivation boost from last week, I was eager to race. But unfortunately I got ill the day of the race. This made me feel quite weak in every discipline. I had a terrible swim and as a consequence the race was pretty much over. No chance of coming back on a peleton of 20 or more guys as the level in these races is high! A shame because I know I can compete for a nice result on these races.
For the rest of the season I’m NOT going to rush races like crazy and try to make up for some lost time, races, points,.. First races up are 2 very short but fast relay races, beginning with the national series in the Netherlands on the 9th of september where we will try to prolong our title! 2 weeks later again a relay for the national Belgian series!