December 4th, 2014 by Lisa
For the first time in months its race time.Â
After 3,5 weeks of solidÂ training in KenyaÂ me and Jodie are off the turbos and back in the race suits.
Challenge Bahrain is one amazing event, even if we still are a few days off the actual race the hospitality so far has proved to be something quite special.
Shaikh NasserÂ is not only racing himself but also dedicated to do this race absolutely world class.
Together with the Challenge Family they created a spectacular course, -and made sure to fill it with creme de la creme of triathlon.Â
Think pretty much any title there is to win in the sport of triathlon is represented in the field this weekend.
Kona Champions, 70,3 World Champions, ITU World Champions, Commonwealth gold winners and yeah Olympic medalists…
Short course meets long course and bets are hard to place.Â
The timing of the race is tricky, either your season will be VERY long – or you build up VERY short.
Some athletes are tired, some underdone and then there is the handful with lots of hunger in their eyes…
Think this hunger will play the biggest factor come saturday.
I have really no idea where my fitness is at but I guess I’ll find our the hard way this weekend.
My swimming and biking and been going well this past couple of months, but my running is still very much untested. Utrained.
After the stress response in august I was forced to slow down, rest and then build up again slowly.
I had a good phase in kenya but Rome wasn’t build in a day and I know it will take a bit longer before I start feeling good.
Challenge Bahrain is a great stepping stone in the right direction!
You can watch the race live on the Challenge Bahrain homepageÂ (or live in tv from 7am to 4pm if you happen to be in Bahrain…)