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Ironman South Africa 2014 – the easterly beasterly

6th of April marked my 2nd full distance Ironman. It was the 10th Anniversary of the event in Port Elizabeth. Now I have done a 70.3 and full distance in Europe followed by a 70.3 and full distance in Africa. … Continue reading

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Busy week ending with a dual bang

It was a hectic few days. Training in Germany, flight back on friday, a quick pick-up at airport and onwards 5 hour drive to Durban for a race. Lack of sleep and fatigue definitely featured in that equation. The plan … Continue reading

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New name and new goal – Hello Quebec

Just as I predicted it will only take a few days before I figure out what to do next and tonight it hit me. Next weekend is the Ironman 70.3 world champs and I am looking forward to seeing some … Continue reading

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The mystery behind the broken toe ….

Yesterday I finally went to the Doctor. I took an appointment at the Rosebank Center for Sport Medicine and Orthopedics. What a great place. Physios running around and lots of Sport Memorabilia hanging of the wall. I felt at home. … Continue reading

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A breakthrough followed by a DNF at 5150 Bela-Bela

Yesterday was the 5150 Bela Bela race. It’s a non drafting Olympic distance race. 1.5km swim, 40k bike and 10k ride. There was a big build up to the race. The entire Troi club worked in the training hours together. … Continue reading

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Solving the constant hunger and avoid sleeping under my desk

Reading and research helps a lot. Except if you are so tired at night that you can not focus on the pages. But I have taken some steps to heart, reading comments from the pro athletes and researching some dietary … Continue reading

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A smooth and emotional event – Ironman Austria race report

Firstly I would like to dedicated this event to my parents. Doing something like this shows you the fighting spirit we as Switala’s have. My mom is currently beating cancer and my endurance on the course is something I have … Continue reading

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Building up the TSS

I am using TrainingPeaks for the last year. What an awesome tool!!!! Especially the TSS scoring. For the 1st couple of months I did not pay much attention to it. Then I saw in the Performance Dashboard the results and … Continue reading

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Memory full!! Buffelspoort ultra

Finally did my 1st triathlon on African soil. Which means African sun too. Luckily it was today and not yesterday. Drove through with my mom to buffelspoort on Saturday, too temperatures within the 33 degrees. It was hot! We arrived … Continue reading

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Sharkweek

I am a sucker for training recommendations. If someone tells me that (quote¬†CA) “your performance will improve if you eat a bunch of jelly babies and stand on your head” then I would do it. But that is the beauty … Continue reading

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