IRONMAN Melbourne 2015: Iron Mind… Not This Time

IRONMAN Melbourne 2015: Iron Mind… Not This Time

IRONMAN Melbourne 2015: Iron Mind… Not This Time This could be paradise, paradise, paradise”… That’s the music -from Coldplay- they are playing right when I enter the transition area for the final bike set-up. That makes me laugh internally, so ironic. The last...
Endurance Dream Team

Endurance Dream Team

75km Round Lantau Swim Endurance Dream Team Observers watching racers usually only see the tip of the iceberg: they are in awe when contemplating people sprinting -or crawling- at the finish line, but they often miss the point of what brought them to that line. People...
Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

75km Round Lantau Swim Breaking the Waves “Four days down, one to go”. This is what everybody says around us this morning, but it is not the way I see it. The right catchphrase should be: “Back to the drawing board” or “Today, it’s all or nothing”. I guess that it’s...
The Pain Cave

The Pain Cave

75km Round Lantau Swim The Pain Cave Overall, with all what we went through for 3 days, I can reasonably say that we have been extremely lucky and everything has gone surprisingly well. Apart from a few chaffing here and there, we have had nothing dramatic to report....

Into the Wild

75km Round Lantau Swim Into the Wild Yesterday afternoon was all about recovery, and we ate and napped all that we could, to be able to clock another 15k today. Thanks to my wife Anne, we have been having amazing food: 100% vegan (barring a bit of cheese), 100%...
City Stroll

City Stroll

75km Round Lantau Swim City Stroll A City Stroll – kind of… When we planned this tour of Lantau, in everybody’s mind, Day 2 would be the trickiest and most dangerous. We would have to swim through construction works over the water, then swim through Tung Chung, with...