First season in professional class completed ✅ I raced a lot, a bit too much, and I felt it in entire September and also in today’s race, IM Italy. Norseman, IM 70.3 World Championship and Ironman Italy within 7 weeks (+ ITU long distance 3 weeks before Norseman) = crazy business, but worth all valuable experiences. I think every race has taught me a lot. You can’t learn all in training.
Today my swim was hard without wetsuit, with solo navigation and a jellyfish burning my arm. I still started the bike feeling very good. I biked 4:57:05, 3rd best split (1s slower than second), although I felt dead after 135km. Run started well in the heat, but as my body didn’t absord the energy I took, it became a survival after 14km. Last 8km was luckily again a little hopeful. Giving up just didn’t fit for my head, although I wanted to run a sub-3:10, not 3:32. Next season! I came 6th of 12 with time 9:43:18. We know better what to train ( and not to race this much..). Thanks Perhe Blunder for goofying, stressless race company and coach Tommi, @teammartikainencoaching
, for very good cooperation and support entire year. #IMItaly #debutyear #triathlon #happy #learningthings #gettingfaster #pro_triathletes #readyforoffseason