How to increase your Kona performance: Four Weeks Out


With less than four weeks to the big dance in Kona, athletes are under pressure to hammer out perfect sessions that will help them shave minutes off of their overall time on race day. Right now it’s peak training time and it is a must to really focus on getting the big volume under your belt. I always feel that the last few weeks leading up to an Ironman have to be very precise and those key session need to be nailed, not only for your body, but also for the your mind. Continue reading

Dirk Bockel: On giving up my Kona Slot.


Challenge Roth: Preparation, Predictions, and Tactics


Things here in the Bockelsphere have been going well over the last few months.  I had a great training block in Lucca in Tuscany throughout May, then spent June working hard at home in Luxembourg, and now I am in Fuschl-am-See in Austria where I have been hammering some late-game brick workouts and getting mentally prepared for what lies ahead of me in Roth, where I will head in a few days time.

After my win in Melbourne I had some time to recover and take care of injuries that sprung up, and then raced the Prolog of the Tour de Luxembourg, which was a lot of fun and nice for a change.

I am in good form right now and have been able to max out my training and I feel very confident.  My post-Melboure hip injury isn’t bothering me too bad, although I wasn’t able to prepare perfectly for the run, but I guess we all have a few things that aren’t 100%, and after considering my Melbourne preparation, I think that running a little less might not be so bad.

There are a few things this year’s Roth preparation that vary slightly from last year’s Continue reading

Let the Summer Begin – The Bockel 2014 Race lineup

Dirk Bockel vs Stromer


I am getting pretty excited about racing some tough competition tomorrow–some of the toughest in the world, in fact.  I will be giving it my all at the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg prologue, racing against machines (no, really)!  I am going head to head with Stromer eBikes.  Get an idea about how the race will unfold HERE, and then try to guess how long you think it will take me to finish.  You can win a Uplace BMC Pro Triathlon Team kit!

Send your best guess to for your chance to win!

Read more about the Asport Challenge: Bockel vs Stromer, HERE