My first blog on the new TBB website. Since IM Zürich I`m back in Schwarzach/ Austria what I would call my second trainings base and center of my life. I already had 2 hard trainings weeks with a lot of hard but beautiful rides in the mountains. I Hope it will bring me the extra punch where I am looking for. We have two pools very close to us, a beautiful 25 meter indoor pool and a awesome 50 meter outdoor pool. Sometimes I hope for bad weather conditions, so that we can have this cool pool for us alone, sharing it with all the tourist, isn't always funny!. The track is also close to home and very fast with a nice view for the extra kick. The amazing views, make the very hard sessions a little easier, it seems it hurths a little less :-) So all in all perfekt trainings conditions like in my home town Leipzig just with a lot of mountains. This weekend I will race the half distance race ICAN Nordhausen close to my home town. Perfect for a family weekend. After that I go back to Austria for training andanother race will be on my schedule. Challenge Walchsee, a half distance race in the beautiful Tyrol area of Austria. Kona is every where in my mind and training is been very well so far. I'm very satisfied with my build up so far and am looking forward to this big advanture called the Ironman World Championships Kona/Hawaii!!!!!!