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Getting it done

Monday, June 25th, 2012

I just came back home from a one week camp up in Leysin with the Team. I enjoyed it a lot. It is good to have the team around to do all the hard training I normally do by myself. Also, to have coach Brett around is very important. Everybody who trained with him before knows, he is at his best when he is coaching you on site. that is when you get the most out of his training. doesnt mean it is easier at all … ;)

so I am back home for a few days and then up to Leysin again for another push towards my next big goal, Ironman Switzerland. I tried to win this race for a few years now. A few times I went into that race with injuries and once I had to pull out because of hypothermia. So I hope this year I have one of those perfect days. I will need that to beat guys like Ronnie, he won the race 5times and he always is at his best racing in Zürich. But I like a good challenge and he knows I wont make his life easy there.

at the end I have to keep the big picture in mind. it is just another race. I joined Team TBB and Brett for one reason. To learn to run fast marathons in Ironman. So this takes time and I work hard on this every single day. It is great to see my team mates doing so well in their races. I think Team TBB has a super strong team together this year. not only women, but also men. the girls set the standard high over the last years. so it is about time the boys step their game up too. And I think so far we are not doing too bad this year. But I am sure there is much more to come. So watch out for Team TBB … you wont get around us that easy.

After Ironman is before Ironman

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

It has been 3 weeks since my race in Texas. The way I raced it defenetely took a bit of energy out of my body. but I recovered well and after 9 days I was back into full training. I joined the Team up in Leysin for a few days and enjoyed it a lot. At that time it was just part of the team really. Next time it will be full on. I look forward to get pushed by some of the best athletes in the world. Mostly to improve my running.

Last weekend I raced in Zarautz, spain. it is a race I go to since 3 years. It is my favourite race. mostly for its course and for its people. it is in the basque country. for those one who watch the Tour de France know how those “orange” spectators love the sport. So there were thousands of people along the road. Def helped to push up the so called “wall of Aria” , a 2.5km climb between 17 – 21% incline.

All this is part of my Ironman Switzerland preperation. A good training day under race conditions. in 5 weeks I have to be ready to take on another attempt at winning my home race. ok, no pressure here. but it is about time and I will run my heart out to make it happen. at the end I can only give my best. lets hope it will be good enough. but first a few more weeks of hard training. time to join the team up in Leysin again and toughen up a bit more.

looking forward to meet a few athletes I havent met before. just heard about.

keep training hard

Mathias