Alex kicks-off with his story about early season racing with an injured Achilles. If you can’t, but really want to, then you can 😂
“I generally planned some kind of breakthrough in my running. While training I managed to run 1 km under 4 min for the first time.
But few things come easy and after a long run in early April I got Achilles tendinitis…
My first race (sprint triathlon) was planned on 23rd of April. And I couldn’t miss it. So I didn't really listen to my OMY! Sports coach saying not to start.
The start was an adventure. Swimming in the pool, bike leg at +9C, where I fell, but without much damage.
In general, by the beginning of the running, I was already angry and full of adrenaline. And there is still 5 km of running ahead on one leg 🤦♂️
All I could do was relax and try to enjoy the rest of the race.
And let me tell you, running at a heart rate of 140 in competition is a special pleasure. I joked with all the volunteers, ate and drank everything, smiled in all the photos, danced with cheerleaders and posed for pictures.
Epic race that was. Definitely above my expectations!
Now I should take care of Achilles and wait for the next races!”
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