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Half thing in Vichy

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
It should be warm but I knew it would be so warm that the race had to be shortened I did not expect. The organizers shorted  the Challenge Vichy to an half for the protection of Agegrupper and the many helpers. So we had to switched to an half 1 hour before the start, which was not so easy.

Swim without wetsuit is normal  no problem but unfortunately it was on this day different. I felt like a duck, what I acted a backlog of over two minutes on the topone. On the bike my goal was to work hard in the group. We quickly gathered up a few pros from the front. The gab to the top group, we wasen t able to close but we could shake off a few athletes. I think I leaved T2 on  7-8 position. There was only one direction and that forward. Not too fast but not too slow, I started to run where the heat reached its peak. I quickly catched a few guys what motivated me to continue to put pressure to get on the podium. I knew after the first round that the first place was safed for  Stephen but that I finished second on that day showed me again fight to the end is always worthwhile.

congrats to the hole teamTBB for an great competition

Results:

1. Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 3:59:57
2. Per Bittner (GER) 4:03:49
3. Scott Defilippis (USA) 4:04:35
4. Brett Carter (AUS) 4:06:21
5. Sylvain Rota (FRA) 4:07:43

challenge vichy 4days and 9hrs to go

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

This weekend will be my second long distance race for this season. The challenge Vichy is in the beautiful country of France my favourite country in Europe. The last days the weather was really hot there and all the time over 30 degrees. I guess the swim will be without wetsuit. The bike course headed out on 2 loops in and around Vichy with some little hills. The run course will be in a park with 4 loops. Run and bike will be flat and fast. There will be a lot of TBB athletes on the start line so it will be a good opportunity to meet they.

So I hope the bike training works out  and I can still dominate on the bike.

Lets go out and have some fun. It will be a cool road trip with my buddy Martin.

teamTBB Germany trainings camp in Bad Tölz

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

It was time to leave Leipzig and follow the call to my coaches home town Bad Tölz. What can I say. It is a great place to be. The main goal was to improve my bike skills and I think Bad Tölz was the right place for this campaign. We worked hard on the mountains and we did a lot of TT intervals. I learned a lot new things how to train the bike part right. Also the run part didn’t came to short with a lot of  hard track sessions. The first week is done. This week Jo and Diana will leave Bad Tölz to hit Challenge Kopenhagen. So its on me to hit the streets for another high quality week.

I had also the chance for my second bike fitting with RETÜL. Cheers Jo, Markus, Diana and Bike Boutique Bad Tölz for a great time in Bad Tölz.