Category: triathlon

Summer memories

A few days ago, I came across this photo from last July. This was my big smile finish for the Triathlon de Gatineau Olympic distance. A very fast swim, a very slow bike section and a relaxed run took me to the blue carpet.… Continue Reading “Summer memories”

The triathlon toolbox

Sometimes we realise that areas of life inform each other in unexpected ways. How does my passion for triathlon matter for my professional development? This is the topic of reflections I shared with the Campus Fryslan community. Curious about how endurance sports translates to… Continue Reading “The triathlon toolbox”

Les competitions de l’ été 2018

A wonderful way to enjoy the places I go… with warmest thanks to the hosting clubs for their hospitality. SwimIn Leiden   And a Swim Run with the Ottawa Triathlon Club and my little brother (first row, left, showing off his brand new garmin).

First Tri!

Sunday 17 June was the big day: the Speedman Triathlon. It was hugely fun is the best way to summarise the event. With a time of 1 hour 30 minutes and 40 seconds, I was quite pleased. As expected the swim was quite fast; I surprised myself by finishing the cycling (22km) 6 minutes faster […]

Zwemloop 2018

The first race of the season! In the run up to this  event, I spent an hour or so in a great little cafe thinking through my goals for this race. The location was actually part of the exercize: Spaak is a newish cyclist… Continue Reading “Zwemloop 2018”

The fifth discipline

Given the current trend to include strength and conditioning as the fourth discipline in triathlon (see an article on this part of training for the Dutch national triathlon team in this month’s edition of Transition), I’ve decided to document the overlooked fifth discipline: stuff.… Continue Reading “The fifth discipline”

Eating problem, continued

I’ve been researching and reading up on how to solve my eating problem. It seems that this eating dilemma is going to be resolved–surprise surprise–with a golden third way. I should not either increase the baseline or compensate the calories as I go, but… Continue Reading “Eating problem, continued”

Eating Problem

I am experiencing an eating problem. Not an eating disorder, not a food issue, but a problem with eating. It’s been developing these past few months and is now getting to be troublesome. There seems to be a growing disconnection between eating habits, hunger,… Continue Reading “Eating Problem”