Today I wanted to praise one of my clients for completing two Ironman competitions in less than two months! For those of you who don’t know what the Ironman is, it is a competition for hardcore people where the following distances needs to be completed: 3.6 km swimming. 180km cycling and 42,1 kilometres of running! For most people this seems pretty insane as it requires a tremendous amount of endurance to even be able to think about giving this a go. I have treated Tim since February and I soon realised that he trains a lot more than the average person, he actually trains a lot more than most of the athletes I treat at the moment.
The first competition Tim entered was in Zurich, Switzerland in July. Tim completed the event in 12 hours 6 minutes and 57 seconds. This was Tim's first Iron Man competition and although he was pleased with the result (which he should be!) he got to experience firsthand the importance of good fluid replenishment... Without giving too much away I don't think flat coke is for you Tim?:) Unless you have done an event like this before it will always be difficult to know how your body react during the course of the day, which is why you sometimes have to get things wrong in order to get them right the next time. After all a very good performance and a great result!
|People getting ready to jump into the water|
|Look a bit suspicious?:)|
|Still in good spirits:)|