It has to be, because that is what I got this time.
I always want to win…..
but for me to win, and to be proud to win, there has to be good competitors, good women, that also want to win
and as we want the same, we cannot have it all of us.
did I get a spot in the World Championship in Las Vegas in September ?
I think so, but has to see tonight at the awards
will I use it ?
no, because I have only one big goal this year, and that in Hawaii in October, and Las Vegas is only 4 weeks before and timing and money does not play well with that. So I hope that number 4 or 5 today, really get happy, when one plays is given away.
why didn´t I win
well, my first impresion is 3 things
1 my run is still not on top after my hamstring/gluteus area problem last year. I build up slowly, to avoid that the problem returns.
2 the rute is not 100% mine, as it is 1/2 and I like full Ironman better, and because it has a downhil mountainstyle. Not super difficult, but enough that I loose 3 to 5 min.
3 I am not 100% in there yet with the training, meaning that this was a training race for me, not really a big goal in that way, but of course, I raced to win and for sure it was not just a training day
am I happy ?
well I am ok……. I respect that someone is better on the day, and I got a lot of good knowledge, of what to do now, to reach Kona startline 100% ready, and that I(and my coach) are really happy about.
and again I have spent a lot of time with good people, I have met some people, I will write about tomorrow, good people, lovely people, and a few good life stories……but now I go to get my 3rd place, and I will recive it with pride, and after a good dinner with good food, wine and friends….life is good
see you out there, I hope, because it is worth it….Kaisa