Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Heleen bij de Vaate: PB and 4th place at IM Austria
A great day yesterday: for the first time in my career I swam below one hour (58.54). I already had a good feeling in training, but it's more satisfying if you also can show it on race day. The bike was fast, as expected on this course. But then I also ran a sub-3h marathon (2.59.40), the fastest run-split of the day in the womans-field. Overall, the sum of the swim-bike-run was a sub-9h time, a fantastic personal best. If I counted well, there are only 14 ladies worldwide who ever were faster. Including the 3 woman who finished on the podium yesterday. It's unbelievable that this race wasn't good enough to finish top-3, but that reflects the high level of the race yesterday.