Rough sea, steep climbs, and a forceful sun. That sums up the hurdles I had to pass on my path to my first Ironman 70.3. A challenge I have expected to be hard. My body and mind were set. That being so, suffering took over. How much…I had no idea.
I consider myself a very athletic person. I played football for over 20 years and after that I started to run, bike a lot, and also go frequently to the gym. At a later stage in my life, I learned how to swim properly and got a hang of that too. Little that I knew, swimming, biking, and running properly is difficult; to say the least. These three disciplined combined make a triathlon. A triathlon is a tough physical challenge, but above all a mental discipline that needs to be mastered. The only way of doing so, if by 'tri-ing'.