Yesterday we spoke about race week and what to expect. There is a lot in there that people do not realise. The queues, the pressure, the euro-dudes in white speedos swimming into you and standing in line in the health store in the same white speedo, with compression socks, a […]
So you’ve watched the videos, seen the pictures being posted at Dig Me Beach and you`ve read about the famed Energy Lab. You’ve been living vicariously through thousands of others for this place you want to get to. You dedicate hours of time. No, screw that – you dedicate years […]
First off, congrats to Ray Tissink with his 7th after there being rumors of a non-start a week before. Proud of the man.
I recently discovered that I am a bit of a Quantified Self guy. I have also long been fascinated with what it takes to qualify for Kona. I come from a massive athletic background and had the perfect build up for Ironman racing as a kid (not that I even […]
I will be back there sometime soon. I miss the preparation, the discovery process of getting conditioned enough to rock over there. I miss the vibe, the energy and the people. I will be back.
Today I am leaving our wonderful accommodation in Kona for this place: I am racing this weekend, just two weeks after Ironman Hawaii. A whole new experience, this training immediately after an Ironman. Will I do it again – hell yes. I feel way better than I ever have, two […]
If THAT doesn’t get you pumped up, then nothing will. Right now I am on a jetplane, to Johannesburg, connecting to London, to Los Angeles and to Kona. I am shooting halfway across the globe for my moment, to rely on myself and only myself, to give myself a shot […]
With the wind howling on the weekend, I had to make my way out to Durbanville to ride what was supposed to be 114km in 3 hours. That was the goal. The attached Garmin file is therefor, a little misleading. There are a few km’s missing, where I am at […]
I believe I am going to be talking to my legs many a moment in the next few weeks as I absolutely do my best to obliterate them into being the strongest, leanest most economically endurance sports orientated pins in the world. Well, my world at least. The aim is […]
this, from one of my favorite new sites, First Off the Bike Sunday, 11 October 2009 Wellington and Alexander rule Kona The day started off with a bit of wind but this dropped as the athletes jumped into the warm waters of the bay. With the navy SEALS doing there […]