Feeling the pre Ironman World Championship vibe all the way from Kona Hawaii

With Ironman Kona around the corner….

Not much longer, the worlds toughest one day sport even in the world is about to happen, and the count down for the remaining y three weeks has already started. I guess this time of the year will always stay special to me. I can feel the tension and the nervousness of the athletes from all over the world in my little writing room here in Luxembourg. Even though I am retired now, my heart is jumping to the beats of the pre Kona count down.

Right around that three week mark before the race, I used to wrap up my altitude camp and made the trip to the Big Island. Once you arrive there, that’s when it gets real. I miss it. Every. Single. Year. I might still make a last minute decision and fly over. Why not?

I think today might be another training day for me where I will imagine running up and down on Ali’i Drive. Glad that foot of mine is much better these days and I am able to run when and how I want. By now I have managed to forgive my left foot for the injury causing my career to end, but I will never forget. I guess by now we are friends again…

Since that day in 2015 I spend a lot of time on my desk to finish writing my book. The lessons I learned from racing but also from being injured are worth sharing to make it easier for other athletes to deal with it.

Even walking away from racing and dealing with the loss of identity and lots of soul searching is worth sharing, as there are many athletes dealing with the same ups and downs along their own journey.

That was the reason to not just write one book but to put in the effort to target all the main topics in more depth to make the book package as complete as possible in order to provide guidance and structure for everyone to follow. No matter if you are a first timer or an experienced athlete.

This is so important to me that I decided to provide a FREE EXCERPT of the book for you to check out. Just click HERE to read up on it.

For MORE DETAILS about all five books, read more HERE.

On October 1st I will officially launch all books here exclusively on my blog.

You will love it, check it out!




Announcing my Triathlon Training book launch & Commentating at Challenge Almere

A few words about my upcoming BOOK launch:

The Art Of Triathlon Training

A Proven Guide For Your Triathlon Journey

( sorry for the bad editing, I am aware of it and I will promise to do better next time 😉

Hi !

Some exciting news for you. I finished my book package of 5 books and it will be available shorty on my blog and also as kindle and paperback on Amazon. More news and details will follow in the next few days before the launch. I am beyond excited to share this with you. This book will change your journey in many ways….Stay tuned for more here.

Then I had quite some amazing feedback after commentating at Challenge Almere in the Netherlands. Looks like Belinda Granger and myself make a pretty good team out there and already planning the next gigs. Thanks for all the comments during the life broadcast you made not just our day but supported the beautiful race near Amsterdam. Good fun and much more to come here as well.

Training update: Summer seems to leave us already, which makes riding a bit harder, as temperatures are cooling down and the sun starts hiding behind the clouds. That means more running and a bit less cycling for right now. And believe it or not, I will be found on the start line at a local run in Luxembourg to support a good cause.

Thanks for stopping by,

lots of love to everyone and especially to my friends in Florida who are still busy with rebuilding their houses from hurricane Matthews in 2016 and now got hit again by hurricane Irma.

Stay strong and never give up!



Good News & Bad News…

ITU World Champs: One run to go, and then this happened…

How to recover from your race in Kona.

035_DD47521The race is over and is now history. Every single athlete learned a valuable lesson out there, ranging from good to very bad. The body is sore and cries for rest now, but don’t forget that your mind is as exhausted as your body if not even more. So now it is key to refuel your body with the foods that you have been craving and do the things that you postponed up until now. Continue reading