“Kings Land” Triatlon 2013

It wasn’t any difference between the last two competitions as the weather conditions were almost the same.
“Kings Land” Triatlon took place in Oradea, Romania. Gaining experience from the previous triathlon, I focused more on the cycling part of the competition as it represented about 50% of the final time.

Swimming (1000 m)

I swam in the local lake without the neoprene suit as the water had 18 degrees Celsius. Swimming in fresh water represented an even harder challenge for me, therefore I finished in 21 minutes.

Cycling (28 km)

This race was shorter than usual, but had a 250 m level difference. I rode with an average of 19 km/h.

Running (6 km)

I had 6 one kilometer laps and I was able to sprint in the last lap up to 16 km/h during the final kilometer. I finished in 36 minutes.

My final time of 2:39 placed me on the 3rd position. I gained 20 points, having a total score of 46 points until now. In addition to this, I took part at the same time, in a relay race with my dad (@ cycling) and with a friend (@ running). That was possible wearing two chips for the two different categories: the individual and the relay race. When I finished swimming, I gave the relay chip to my dad and I went on to cycling. They had a total time of 2:38, thus finishing on the second position.

Completing this two stages allowed me to stay on the podium.


“Fără Asfalt” Triathlon 2013

7847_636049083091668_1176098278_nAfter this competition I could say that I have started the season with the right foot.

The weather was good so I finished on the 2nd place within less than 3 hours as I promised (more precisely 02:50:58).

Swimming (1000 m)

As the water was cold, under 16° Celsius, I wore the neoprene suit. I finished the first stage in 19 minutes.

Cycling (33 km)

The track was not very difficult as there was insignificant difference of level. I finished in 1:45 with an average of 19 km/h.

Running (8 km)

As usual, the most difficult part is at the end, or at least it feels so. After so much effort, I had too little energy to have a good timing, so I did it in 46 minutes, with 10 minutes more than I usually have at my trainings for this distance.

All in all, it was a good race where I developed my technique skills. I got 26 points so far and I am placed on the second place at Grand Prix.



Grand Prix Triathlon Exterra 2013

The triathlon season starts in two weeks so I have already started to train myself by running 10 km/day, swimming 1 km/day (2 days/week) and cycling occasionally when riding around the city (about 5 km/day).

Here is my equipment:


Bioel Triathlon Grand Prix is consisted of 5 independent Triathlons in different parts of Romania, each of them having about 1 km of swimming, 35 km of cycling and 10 km of running. The Grand Prix is divided into two types of competitions. The Exterra triathlons which have an off-road track for cycling and the Road Triathlons which are exclusive on the asphalt.

This year I will participate only at Exterra Triathlons as I have already prepared my bike for off-road conditions.

The 5 stages of Exterra are as follows:

I will gather points at every stage according to my final time. My goal is to finish each race in less than 3 hours in order to be among top 3.

Triathlon Challenge Mamaia 2012

This is my first triathlon where I participated at individual category, that means I completed all three stages: swimming, cycling and running. I chose the Olympic race (the longest) as I felt ready to face up the challenge.



As the weather was awful (11° C) and the water temperature was below 9, the swimming stage was cancelled an hour before the race and it was replaced by 5 km of running. I decided to dose my energy level, so I ran with an average of 10 km/h.


This stage was held on asphalt which represented an extra level of difficulty for me as I own an off-road bike. There were 36 km and I completed them in 1h10′.


After so much effort, I was exhausted but I had to run another 10 km and by the end of the race I had many cramps in my calves.

My final time was 2h35′ and I finished the 12th.

During the cycling stage: second 53”