Personal record – Triathlon Langedijk 2014

Last week, it was the second time I participated in the Triathlon Langedijk. 500 meter swim, 22 km bike and a 5 km run. Exactly two years ago I finished in 1:19:15 and I wanted to improve my time. After the triathlon in Heerhugowaard I’ve done some speed workouts on the run and on the bike with some strength training in the gym. I still did not manage to swim due to my busy work schedule, but I was confident that was not a big issue.

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 inchecken2

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 inchecken

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 wisselzone

The swim went OK with a time of 8:43 (20 seconds slower than two years ago).

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 pre water

I felt really strong on the bike, pushing everything I had with an average of 33 km/p h over 22 kilometers.

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 fietsen2

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 fietsen

I was also strong on the run. For the first time I did not have pains in my stomach and I finished in 22:50 (13,1 km/ph).

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 lopen

I managed to set a new personal best in 1:13:48! That is 5 minutes and 27 seconds faster than two years ago! My goal for next year is to go at least below 1:10 and maybe set 1:07 as my target.

Triathlon Langedijk 2014 finish