Rapperswil 70.3

I opened my European race season with IM Rapperswil 70.3 at the beginning of June. I often get asked how I choose my races, and of course there are a variety of reasons. But at Rapperswil, the beautiful scenery and amazing spectators, particularly when running around with the Swiss flag on your bib, are unbeatable. …

Liuzhou IM 70.3: 2nd place by 4 seconds, what the time doesn’t tell.

Liuzhou IM 70.3 marked the beginning of my 2018 triathlon season. There was a world class field racing in both the men’s and women’s race. The names Alistair Brownlee and Craig Alexander might ring a bell even to any non-triathletes who have somehow found themselves on my blog. I was ready to race and felt …

Triathlon de Thonon: fight till you’ve finished, not till it hurts.

Well they say no pain no gain right? It turns out the additional adrenalin you get when you hurtle yourself off a bike also results in making rather interesting decisions, despite the  pain. So, last week I did Thonon Triathlon (olympic distance) in the most stunning setting on Lac Leman. Other than absurd traffic getting there, race …

Aggression vs Patience

Following my race at Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil, I realised the importance in having the right mental attitude when going into a race. I had qualified for the World Championships already, so I was racing with the aim of achieving personal objectives. Perhaps for some this would involve less self-inflicted pressure, but considering my self-competitive nature, it did not feel …