Monday, August 23, 2010

After Banat Marathon

Ok, you can blame me this time for writing so late, but, it's better later than never, right?
It's a bag thing to share my feelings with you after a race, but so late, because I might forget some things. Hopefully next time, I'll have time right after the race.

For me this was the first participation at the Banat Marathon and because the course was modified I've decided to stick at the medium distance (62km). I went there with Eli and Boldi, with Eli's car. For me at least, considering all the things in my life in the past weeks, was the right decision. I wasn't thinking that I'll race for 4h on 62km, but was fun.

At least I've enjoyed a lot the descends, I tried to mentain my power up to the end but because the long distance between the first and second feed zone, I got my bottle without any liquids and that caused me a really big deshidratation... and a lot of power loss. And I wasn't the only one with this issue.

On the first descend I also had a crash, trying not to hit the rider in front of me and my shoulder was a bit affected to, but I was thinking only to keep a high pace and to do my race. I was happy that the bike didn't had any problems so I could concentrate on the race

I was on the leading group, than I was leading the race for about 50km, but then, because of the deshidratation I could keep the speed and I was caught and I've finished 3rd. Congrats too everyone, and I hope that next year the organisers will listen the riders when they try to explain them something, that might improuve the quality of the race ! I can say that was a good preparation race, as I wanna get in a good shape for Maros Bike Marathon. I also had a recovery week at the seaside, and now I am preparing (a lot of training with my team mate Eli) and I hope that I will be healty and to have the support of loved ones as they are keeping me on this path.

For all the support I would like to say a thank you to Maros Sport but also to the other sponsors and partners: Cannondale, Ashima, Continental, Cratoni, Syntace, Joe's No Flats, Xpedo, Adidas Eyewear, Sapim, Thule, Grip Grab, Novatec, VDO, Zakudo, KMC and Buff.

More photos HERE


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