Greetings from Brussels, Belgium. I am really excited to announce that I have joined the Uplace-BMC Professional Triathlon Team. We just finished our official press conference, letting the world know about this amazing group of athletes and professional support crew. I just completed my first camp of the year with my the team, and everything about the experience has impressed me and solidified and confirmed my decision to become a member of the team. There is an excellent infrastructure present at Uplace-BMC, and an extreme professionalism that I have never seen in triathlon. From the first moment I met the team manager when I was considering joining, there has been nothing but positive and consistent interactions that underline the teams integrity and dedication to the sport. Continue reading
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Aloha from Hawaii! I finally hopped across the pond and landed on the big island. It is great to be back here and start getting back into race mode. We are still a few weeks out of the race and the vibe over here remains cool. I suspect that once race week rolls around and all of the nervous athletes start invading Kona, all of that calm vibes will be a thing of the past.
This week I enjoyed a bit of travel and started adapting back to life at sea level. All of this excess oxygen feels great and I am making the most of it with tempo sessions and intensity. Stay tuned for my video for week three… where I will give you guys an insight into what the last key sessions look like for me on the road to the big dance.
In this week’s video, I take an “easy” week–which means I have a lot of intensity on the menu. I answer questions from Twitter followers in regards to intensity and overall planning of training.
I am taking questions from my twitter followers about anything they would like to know regarding my Kona buildup. Just address your tweets to @dirkbockel #KonaCountdown.