19 Day "Somewhere US airspace"
What a race yesterday!!! It was a blast!!! It was a mentally battle between your fears and the magic word “Possible”. I was till halfway in third position, so I was not even able to feel scare, when I was rolling at almost 40mph in the first downhill and, when the first long uphill show up, I was reconverted in a “hunter-killer”. It does not matter what you feel inside your body, you are a machine, you just stay focus in your racing wheelchair frame, and no matter what happen´s around you, the only thing in the world that exists is your body.
It was a challenge between my mind and my body, and I was able to beat myself, winning by just 23 seconds to the athlete who beat me in London. This time was no pain, no fear, no humans feelings, just working as a perfect machine, thinking in every movement I was able to perform… Just 23 seconds for getting my 12 Bloomsday in a row and tie with an athlete that I admire since I began to practice this sport, the American Jean Driscoll.
Now it´s time to rest, train and start to think in my next goal… I want to race again in 3min40sec the 1500m and I want it!!!
Santiago Sanz an enthusiastic athlete, coach and exercise phsysiologist learner
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