Almost 2 years after Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See, I was more than ready for my next half distance triathlon. Training was going well but race after race was postponed. After the postponement of Ironman Hamburg in June this year, I was very disappointed. I wanted to race my first full distance triathlon so bad. Ironman Hamburg was postponed until 29 August. Which would be in conflict with the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St. George which was going to take place on 17 September. Therefore, I decided to postpone Ironman Hamburg to 2022. If my first full distance triathlon will happen this year, still remains a question mark. But who knows, for now I am super happy with my result in Ironman 70.3 Maastricht. Let’s start with a special thanks to the coach (Ferrum Endurance) for bringing me to this level.
The last few months passed quickly. It was a tough start of the year for all of us with a strict lockdown. I was looking forward to my first full ironman in Hamburg, which unfortunately got postponed as well. Despite the restrictive measures, some good developments occured in my life as well. I finished an exam, started a new job at the same company and my boyfriend moved in as well. Together with building up the traininghours, these months have been quity busy and challenging at some point.
Enough said about 2020. Done with looking back to the past. 2021, please treat us well! After a few busy months with an exam and a demanding work schedule, I am currently building up my training hours to get ready for my first full distance triathlon (Ironman Hamburg).
Last year, I never expected to be this happy after finishing a triathlon, shorter than a half distance. Short distance racing has never been my favourite. I always struggle with going all-out and I rather prefer the more comfortable zone. However, as all my long-distance triathlon are cancelled this year, I am more than happy with racing a shorter distance. The Corona crisis puts everything in perspective and makes us thankful for the things we can do. I still remember the first time going out for sushi after the lockdown. Things that used to be normal, can feel super special these days.
The unfortunate consequence of the crisis