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Travelling Triathletes

TOUGH TRIATHLON CHALLENGES FOR STEVEN IN FRANCE

Over the last six months, Steven has been training very hard for his first serious triathlon, a 70.3 Ironman in Aix en Provence, France. Two weeks ago his moment had finally arrived. All the training, the preparation, the planning, the traveling and the dreaming it would finally become a reality. At 4.45 AM he opened his door to get in the car to drive to the start. But the wind was so strong it almost[…]

Steven ran his (and the) first marathon on Isla Holbox!

Ever since Steven was six years old, he has been running. He was always the Forrest Gump of the family. One of his big dreams was to run a marathon one day. Because we have been travelling for the last two years, training for a marathon was difficult. Especially if you want to pick a marathon that is organised somewhere along our route. It is fairly easy to dismiss your dreams because you think you[…]

Triathlon training and city-camping: Merida, Mexico

Merida is a city located in the Yucatan province of Mexico. It is a big city with a small colonial-style center and it gets very hot (37-38 degrees Celcius) year round. Our visit to Merida was one of the most exiting from a ‘city camping‘ point of view. Before arriving in Merida, we looked up the lay-out of the city and found several big-size swimming pools throughout the city. Finding a swimming pool open to[…]

Triathlon training: Campeche, Mexico

Triathlon: Important part of our digital nomad lifestyle is to be fit, both mentally and physically. Training and participating in triathlon events during our travels is something we both love to do. Steven coming from an athletics background (400m) and Diana from mountain biking. Central America is a paradise for those who like to run trail or on the road, swim in open water and bike incredible climbs few ever saw before. We write about[…]

We have picked our first triathlon!

On May 11th, a dream will come true: training for a triathlon while traveling the world is one thing, participating in one is the next level! And we are ready for our first one!! We have picked our first triathlon in Stevens hometown Enschede, the Netherlands as our first. During the UT Triathlon we will both do a sprint triathlon: which means 500 meter swim, 18.5 km bike and 5.2 km run. Not that far[…]

Steven won his first (small) Aquathlon

Triathlon: Important part of our digital nomad lifestyle is to be fit, both mentally and physically. Training and participating in triathlon events during our travels is something we both love to do. Steven coming from an athletics background (400m) and Diana from mountain biking. Central America is a paradise for those who like to run trail or on the road, swim in open water and bike incredible climbs no one ever saw before. We write[…]

Triathlon training: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Triathlon: Important part of our digital nomad lifestyle is to be fit, both mentally and physically. Training and participating in triathlon events during our travels is something we both love to do. Steven coming from an athletics background (400m) and Diana from mountain biking. Central America is a paradise for those who like to run trail or on the road, swim in open water and bike incredible climbs no one ever saw before. We write[…]

Triathlon: Swimming 5k in Acapulco Bay

After exactly one week of training in the lagoon of Coyuca, Steven swam 5 km in the bay of Acapulco as part of the Guadalupano swimming marathon! Together with Sergio Sarmiento (the first Mexican world champion Ironman), Jorge Alor and our good friend Christopher Garcia, Steven finished this race in water filled with jellyfish. Congrats to Sergio for winning, Steven finished in 1.41.05. A perfect time in preparation for our first triatlon in 2013. As[…]

Triathlon training: learning to swim in open water

In this blog series Diana writes about her quest to become a triathlete. Since August 2012, she trains with her partner Steven for triathlon events while traveling Central America. Select the posts tagged with ‘traveling triathletes; to read about her adventures to learn how to swim and run, about learning to eat differently, about choosing the right gear and their great variety of training locations picked in Central America. Sometimes I meet people who are[…]