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ITU Triathlon World Cup Tongyeong (2014-10-20)

11th place

Tongyeong

ITU Triathlon World Cup Cartagena (2014-10-12)

12th place

Cartagena

ITU Triathlon World Cup Alanya (2014-09-28)

2nd place

Alanya

Season Recap (2014-09-14)


Although my season is not over yet I owe you a fair bit of race reports. I´ll briefly sum them together.
As I said in my last blog I had to withdraw from WTS Yokohama due to my broken toe. So I spent my time at home doing a lot of extra riding and honestly it was pretty miserable because we had very wet May. On the other hand it was a great training of my mental toughness. I decided to race a small sprint race a week before WTS London to test my foot. Despite not running any fast I comfortably won the race and most importantly my foot was pain free. So I was ready to hit the big stage again.

WTS London
I was pleasantly surprised with my TOP10 result. I went into the race with no expectations at all after four weeks with almost not running. I had a solid swim and bike in the chase pack being only 20s back. Pace on the run was on since the first step out of T2, I was hanging on till the very end, but didn’t have anything left for the sprint finish. Finishing 10th in the strong field was one of my best performances ever. I went to Banyoles, Spain, to our summer base straight after the race. I was really happy to join my training partners again and to put a solid block of training before the next races.

European Championships Kitzbuhel
The race I wanted to forget as soon as possible. And I did actually. I spent five days in Kitzbuhel and it was warm and sunny four of them. Unfortunately it was 13C and heavy rain on my race day. I was well prepared and knew I could be a podium contender but my body gave up. I ended up in the medical tent with hypothermia. I competed in the Team Relay two days after. Pretty average Czech team didn’t have high expectations and didn't surprise either :). For me it was mainly a first box ticked from all the national federation’s obligations. Late night drive to Prague after the race and I was ready to board a plane to US a day later.

Chicago
I had so much stress with my bike arriving only the race morning (7:30am, race at 12:00pm) that I didn’t have time to be worried about my race. I missed the front pack and was struggling on exceedingly tough bike course. To my surprise I had really good run and was able to move up to 8th place. I was happy and pleased but hungry for more.

Hamburg
I flew back to Spain from Chicago. Unfortunately I brought back some virus with me. Not only I couldn’t train much in the next two weeks, I could hardly eat and was getting pretty weak. Not the best condition before next WTS in Hamburg. Luckily Hamburg was only a sprint distance race. Again my swim wasn’t the best but I was in the strong group on the bike and we were taking down time on the leaders. It was my fault I didn’t position myself well after I took a turn before the technical section. Our group split, first half caught up with the leaders and me and few others were losing more and more time. I didn’t have a good position for the run, most of the field being more than a minute ahead already, didn& rsquo;t have very brisk legs either and finished far from where I'd like. On to the next one!

Telč
I had to drive back home from Hamburg because I had to take part in the National Championships upcoming weekend. I was pretty tired from the past four weeks full of races, travel and also sickness. Obviously I wanted to win a national title but I also wanted it to be as easy as possible. I swam and rode with two other girls and then set my own pace on the run to comfortably secure my 7th individual elite national title.

Font Romeu
I already travelled to Telč with my bike box and full of warm clothes because I was flying to Barcelona the next day. I reunited with the rest of my squad in Banyoles, our summer base and we drove up to the Pyrenees for three weeks altitude camp. I didn’t have the best memories of the place, training here injured in 2007 in very cold conditions, but this time it was a different story. We were lucky with lots of sunny days and training was going well. I was excited to hit the next races.

Karlovy Vary
Another obligatory race for me, European Cup in Karlovy Vary, known for grueling bike leg. As much as I wanted to win on home soil, I also wanted to save as much energy as possible because there were two much more important races ahead of me in the next two weeks. A race which is spiraling out of my usual experiences. First out of the water J, rode about 10k with an Italian girl but lost her in the first hill, stayed another 20k in a solo breakaway, was only caught in the last lap on the bike. Luckily enough strength stayed in my legs to finish the run strong and hold the champion tape at the end of the day.

Stockholm
Stockholm was a bit special for me because my brother travelled with me. It was first time he saw me racing since Lausanne Sprint World Champs in 2009. It was nice to have a support and a company although he failed in his role of photographer J. Sweden welcomed us with its typical rainy weather on the race day. I was pretty happy we raced over the sprint distance. I skipped the bike warm up and swim warm up, too, because the water was too cold. Anyway, I did everything else poss ible to be pumped up for the start. I didn’t have the best swim but fast T1 put me straight in the chase pack. Unfortunately we weren’t very organized and when it started raining, on the technical course, we were losing even more time t o the smaller front pack. There was formed a big group of 8 soon after T2 in our pack which remained together for almost the entire 5km. Last sprint finish was an uphill. Me and uphills are not the biggest friends Jso I lost a few spots there. Overall I was happy with pretty strong race. 

Edmonton
Lots of people got sick after Stockholm and of course, I didn't want to be left outJ. Not the best way to start my Canadian trip. After two days I was finally ready to get refueled again before the race. Everything went pretty smooth other than living pretty far from the venue. It was a tough race, I don’t think I could do anything better, finished completely spent just behind Top 10. Also finishing 12th in the series is a big improvement from last year.

I’d like to thank everyone who made this happened, first of all my coach Joel Filliol for a patient work during the whole year, my family and friends, who are always here for me, my sponsors for their support and also all of you for reading till the end.

ITU World Triathlon Series Overall Rankings 2014 (2014-09-01)

12th place

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton (2014-08-31)

11th place

Edmonton

WTS Stockholm (2014-08-23)


14th place 

Stockholm

National Championships Telč (2014-07-19)

1st place

telč

WTS Hamburg (2014-07-12)

35th place

hamburk

WTS Chicago (2014-06-30)

8th place

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