Three months after the accident the doctor has said I am good to go. Do everything again, but listen to my body, calm, with baby steps. A day later, I found myself in the pool doing my first freestyle strokes! Boy, Continue Reading
New Zealand Travel


A great place to stay as a base if you want to explore the north of the south, just an hour from Abel Tasman, and less backpackers, if that’s not your thing. They have a few good places for swimming and gym Continue Reading
Next stop –ย a little town called Whangarei. Last minute accommodation booked, PLUS they had a pool – hoorah! Easy no impact training to rest that knee, and a chance to practice some swim techniques. Continue Reading
A quiet pool. A warm pool. A big enough pool. It was so hard finding these specifications for poolsย on our travels in Chile. All of which are important for Michiel. Although Ironman will be the total opposite to Continue Reading
The final destination, and back to where it all began. Santiago!ย What a time it has been – epic training – in epic places! We of course had to take advantage of the hotel rooftop pool, which was of Continue Reading
Chile Travel

Thermal springs

No trip to this region would be complete without a trip to the thermal hot baths spring things (official name). With a good recommendation from Alain at our hostel, we found the perfect quiet ones, a little drive Continue Reading
Chile Training

Just keep swimming!

I know Michiel will agree, this is his weakest of the three sports. Having never swam before this year, his confidence needed some work in the water. Although Chile has some amazing beaches and lakes, none are very Continue Reading