Waiting for the perfect race.....
Maybe this headline sounds a bit weird, when you have a closer look at my Carreer you
would think there we’re some dam'n great races there. I will explain....
Last weekend it was the first time that I did a Ironman 2 weeks after a full distance,
sadly enough at Ironman Taupo/NZ I only made it to 30 km. in the run and again things
I tell you it didn’t have any thing to do with me racing Wanaka before,
I felt better and stronger then for 2 weeks, it was only due to mistakes.
My whole Carreer I’m searching for that PERFECT race. The preps going in to a full
distance event are so carefully made, every training session and all I do every day
leading up to a event,
I try to do the best I can. I try to do every single little thing correct
in race week and then especially race day, every single thing is timed, I try to copy all
the things that worked great before, but it just doesn’t work like that.
When I think back off all the Ironman’s that I have done, then Challenge Roth
2008 and Ironman Florida with a personal best 8:43:00 where the races that
come closest to that perfect race.
All other races there are things that we’re not going as planned, very tiny things that
didn’t really had a big influence, many little things or big mistakes, things that went wrong which we’re not
my fault, stupid clumsy things.
Every single Ironman I try it again, to have that ONE PERFECT RACE.
I’m just going to try it again and again until I succeed!