Sunday, August 8, 2010

Check out my new website....

....for all further updates.  Goto to I'll be posting recent races/updates on that site from now on.  Special thanks to Adam at Rev 3 and Trakkers for setting up the new site for me!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tour de Europa Stop #3

Race # 3: Hamburg World Champs Series.  By far the most competitive race that I've been in this year.  The swim was interesting, got stuck in the battle, got covered in green (the algae was rampant in the 26 degree water!), came out farther back than I should (coach so not happy with this!).  Didn't panic, hammered on the bike , suffered real bad the first couple laps, we caught the leaders, I found my biking legs and moved my way to the front of the pack, so much nicer through the corners.  Good T2, came out in the front of the race again, hamstrings and back not happy with me, lost contact with the lead runners, felt better the back half of the run, finished off in 17th place, a solid day in a strong field.  Still a little frustrated since I know I can swim & run better than that!

Also check this out: I'm currently ranked #1 for the ITU World Champs Series Best Cyclist Ranking!!  There is some extra prize $ up for grabs at the end of the season if I stay in the top 3! 
Couple pics from Coach Bjoern who, with wife Stephanie were shouting at me the whole race:

Now back in the south of Holland.  Road all the way to Germany today (boarder is only 5km away).  Feeling pretty good today.  London on Thursday.  Race on Saturday.  Again check out: for coverage.

Below: A modern windmill overshadowing a classic one on the right:
One last thing:  Check out my new website: I'll be posting my blogs from there from now on, so change your bookmarks!  I can't believe that domain name was free...what are the chances?

Til London.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Race Day...tomorrow...

Well, it's finally getting close!  The men's race in Hamburg was today and we are on Sunday.  Sometimes I like to watch the men's race before ours, you get to scope the course, see how the race plays out, it gets me focused on my day to come.  But sometimes, it's pure torture, I wish it was me out there racing, not waiting another 26 hours to race!  Today, it was fun to watch and Bjoern, Lifesport coach extraordinaire, and his wife were out, so I had some company while spectating (although, I left them early once I decided my legs had enough standing).  Now I'm ready for my turn! 
Tomorrow's start time is precisely 3:16pm local time.  Why 3:16 you ask, I have no idea, but when the German's say 3:16, you start at 3:16 and I like it!  Except for the fact that I have to wait all day to race!  So you can check out the action on:

Back to reading my book and waiting for 3:16 to arrive.