Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /public/sites/www.simonvanduivenvoorde.com/529ironman/wp-settings.php on line 520

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /public/sites/www.simonvanduivenvoorde.com/529ironman/wp-settings.php on line 535

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /public/sites/www.simonvanduivenvoorde.com/529ironman/wp-settings.php on line 542

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /public/sites/www.simonvanduivenvoorde.com/529ironman/wp-settings.php on line 578

Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /public/sites/www.simonvanduivenvoorde.com/529ironman/wp-settings.php on line 18
Simon van Duivenvoorde - 529IronMan
The Naked Truth - March 2011 Edition

The Naked Truth - March 2011 Edition

Every month I reflect on the activities of the past month to see what I’ve done and to track progress. Today it’s time for: March.
I can describe my first month back, February, as starting up. I can describe the past month as getting in shape. Really feel that I’m getting stronger and stronger. What’s also [...]

Read this article…
The Naked Truth - February 2011 Edition

The Naked Truth - February 2011 Edition

Every month I reflect on the activities of the past month to see what I’ve done and to track progress. Today it’s time for: February.

After 7 weeks of traveling (and reaching a goal I longed for quite some time) it was time to shift my attention to the BIG GOAL OF 2011: Ironman France, 26th june 2011 in Nice, France.

Read on for the rest

Read this article…
Back with a vengeance

Back with a vengeance

Yeah, I know. But well… I’m back.
Back from a break. And a nice one. Seven weeks in New Zealand with my girl. Amazing.
Back from a break with a goal. And a Nice one. Ironman France, Sunday 26th of June in Nice, France.
Will be checking in regularly providing updates about my progress, insights, rants and lessons [...]

Read this article…
The Naked Truth - August 2010 Edition

The Naked Truth - August 2010 Edition

Every month I reflect on the activities of the past month to see what I’ve done and to track progress. Today it’s time for: August.

August was focussed solely on my first tri. And I did it. My first triathlon. Totally cool experience and nice to see the hard work pay off. The time goal I stated, sub 3 hours, was also achieved so I couldn’t be happier. It was a wonderful which really left me wanting more. If you want the full recap then check out my race report of my first triathlon.

I worked out 10 days in August (of the available 31) so that’s about 32%. This is somewhat expected as I had two taper weeks leading up to the 2 Tri’s I had planned to do. One of them unfortunately I had to cancel because of an ear infection. A big disappointment but I did give me interesting perspectives on dealing with setbacks while realizing your dreams.

Read this article…
My First Triathlon - My First Race Report

My First Triathlon - My First Race Report

Saturday the 21th of August will go down as the day on which I did my first Tri. A Olympic Distance Triathlon - 1,5km swim, 40km bike ride, 10km run - to be exactly.
The last months I had a decent preparation trying to build speed, strength and endurance. This time I wasn’t bothered by the [...]

Read this article…
6 Tips on Dealing with Setbacks While Chasing Dreams

6 Tips on Dealing with Setbacks While Chasing Dreams

What was supposed to be my first triathlon last week didn’t happen because of a nasty ear infection. It sucked big time and really was a big dent is my motivation.

It’s been 10 days but and luckily I have the opportunity to comeback with a vengeance on Saturday when I’ll enter my first Oly. Feeling good, stoked and curious about the event, the experience and my performance.

I reflected on this unexpected setback (me not being able to participate in my first triathlon) and drew some lessons which I want to share with you guys.

Read this article…
The Naked Truth: July 2010 Edition

The Naked Truth: July 2010 Edition

Every month I reflect on the activities of the past month to see what I’ve done and to track progress. Today it’s time for: July.

July was a great month. Was able to put in a ton of training; focussing on swimming and running while maintaining my current bike form (and trying to get used to my new bike).

I worked out 17 days in June (of the available 31) so that’s almost 55%. This will and must go up in the upcoming periods during heavy training months. But for now I’m happy.

Read this article…
Band of Athletes

Band of Athletes

Together we shed blood, shared tears and drowned in our sweat. One look at each other is enough. We know what we sacrificed and the sacrifices we asked from our loved ones.

The long practice hours; before work, after work, during the weekend. Waking up at 6 AM to do a light swim work out. Skipping after-work drinks, nights out with the boys or family obligation because you’re working on your bricks. Our idea of a nice weekend breakfast is first do a 80km bike workout, followed by a nice a lovely meal.

Read this article…
Be inspired by greatness

Be inspired by greatness

It’s great to support others. To cheer for them. To applaud for them. To wish them the best of luck. To follow them during their quest. To be proud of them. To want to see them succeed. To celebrate their wins and to share their losses.

But please be inspired by the greatness of others and let it be your motivation to want to perform on that next level. Don’t be the sucker who only observes but doesn’t take action.

Visualize that you’re not the one who’s rooting but you’re the one they’re rooting for.

To watch greatness and history happen is nice. To be the one who’s doing it is brilliant.

Read this article…
The Naked Truth - July 2010 Edition

The Naked Truth - July 2010 Edition

Every month I reflect on the activities of the past month to see what I’ve done and to track progress. Today it’s time for: June.

June was an intense month with a lot of training mainly focussed on cycling while maintaining my current skill level of running and swimming. I tried to maintain a ’schedule’ of two shorts and one long ride a week combined with an occasional swim or run training.

I worked out 15 days in June (of the available 30) so that’s 50%. I should increase this metric although I sincerely believe it’s not about the total amount but also more on intensity.

Read this article…