A step up in racing

A friend asked me yesterday how I felt about Sunday's Laguna Phuket Triathlon: my first race racing in the Elite field. It essentially marks the start of my professional triathlon career; as of 2017 I will be racing as a professional on the circuit. I hadn't really thought about it. In fact I'd kinda been …

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 …