well, what to say...31. isn't exactly what I expected, but I have to take it!
my swim was ok, I was in a small group with other pro women and the pace was good for me, also on the first 100k on the bke I felt very fine, could push a solid pace and everything was fine, but suddenly all my strenght and energy was gone! the way back from hawi I suffered a lot, I also cramped on the bike, which I never did in over 10 years of triathlon!
but somehow I managed to get to T2, start the marathon, hoping for better feeelings, but...also here my legs were not responding, I could not run the usual pace and had to struggle especially the way out and back to energy lab!
I have to admit there were some strange thoughts in my mind..but I had family and friends on the finish line and a lot of people back home in italy cheering for me, so it was all about finishing the race for them!
I don't have any excuses for my feelings, it just happened! and...finally I'm glad I made it to the finishline and enjoy the incredible crowd!
thanx to all of you for the support in the last weeks, days - this means a lot!