Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast, Australia

Noosa Heads is just 40 minute drive from Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast. So racing here felt like a home race to me. I had a great swim (first out of the water), so I was jumping on bike as a first female. First bike loop I was holding pace with Caroline Steffen and Annabel Luxford, which is positive as they are both super strong bikers. At the beginning of the second loop I lost contact with the girls and arrived to the transition about 2 minutes behind them. My run legs felt strong so I was able to hold on and finished 3rd. 1st: Caroline Steffen (SUI) - 4:09:26 2nd: Annabel Luxford (AUS) - 4:12:02 3rd: Radka Vodickova (CZE) - 4:15:10

Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See, Austria! Then home to Australia??

This was supposed to be the big race of 2015 season... I had a great swim, exiting the water in second place! Very exciting! I felt really good! Unfortunately at the beginning of the bike leg I dropped my water bottle and I had to go back for it otherwise I would be DQ'd for littering. I picked up my bottle and it was empty, not a great start to a challenging bike course. I decided to refill it at the next refreshment station. Unfortunately, the bottle had a crack and so all the refilling was for nothing... The bike course in Zell was really tough. I pushed the long and steep climb and thought the race could still be good for me. But on the long descent I had no power to keep up with my c

Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden, Germany

Because training went really good in Aix les Bains, I was really looking forward to race European Champs. I was lazy to pack my bike and organize flights and rental cars, I decided to drive my Dacia from Aix to Wiesbaden... I usually don't drive more than two hours, and this trip should be about 6 hours. But I calculated, that by the time I pack my bike, drive to the airport, wait for the flight, fly, rent a car and drive to Wiesbaden, it will be almost faster to just drive... Well, I forgot about the possible traffic jams during school holiday... So to arrive to Wiesbaden it took me over 8 hours ... Lesson learned... Race day Average swim followed by a very bad bike ride ( I just had no pow

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