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Monday, June 26, 2017

race report TERMINAL 90 TEAM - at festival Lake of Rothsee

First of all, for all, athletes, team-mates and supporters it had been a nice day, Sunday 25th of July 2017. 

Thus thank you to the organizers, who did very well in creating a good race, including support and entertainment, as well thanks to all the helpers, who made this triathlon-event go. Event, atmosphere, kind people, having met acquaintances, friends and fans joined-in, family with us, well, this all made us feel great and we knew we will have a nice day all part of the triathlon family. 

beergarden race after


Like mentioned before it has been a "Schnapsidee", an idea born out of having a Schnaps, liquid high-percentage alcoholics, to register as TERMINAL 90 TEAM, so well, how to say it? May be like this: actions are louder than words! 

On Sunday I was altered 5.22 AM and needed to go for to start check-in proceedure. The referees had been strict, thus equipment 100% oki was allowed only to be taken to the start. The field was launched at 10.05 AM, with Heiko in the leading group the first 500m. Despite of water was slow, neo-suit forbidden and also as of the course had been much more longer than 1,5k, Heiko had been among top 15 after the swim-split. Thus 1st discipline went not too bad. It was our own fault transition 1 was suboptimal, thus we lost important time and sure we need to exercise those routines. Somehow overmotivated, me, I had been pushing too hard the first 10k on bike having overtaken 7-8 athletes of our category, so when the course came to its cruxes I needed to go beyond limits but lost 2-3 positions again. Fighting against the very strong wind that day I was close to puke when the bike-split was finished after transition two. Then, it had been Heiko´s turn again to make good result go work by having made an awesome tactital 10k-run. A little overmotivated also for the first k - at a two round hilly 5k-course - he went in unbelievable 3:18 min sec, pushed fruther and uphill like hell, and was pushed by friends and family in order to make concurrents keep distance. Finanlly, the clock stopped at 2 hours and 23 minutes. We finished 7th and had made a good job.



results, no reasons 
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annotation: we did not train specially for that race, so may be next year it is needed to go faster. TERMINAL 90 might be there with TEAMs the next season, where it is planned to make good pictures for sure. Be prepared - we'll also.


Monday, June 12, 2017

relay at triathlon of Rothsee

dear readers,

unfortunatelly, I was injured while in military mode at military base by my own high-kick the last week, and thus a muscle in my right leg needs break. Therefore it wasn't possible to compete short distance in Kallmünz, a very romatical town in Germany close to Regensburg, where CHALLENGE Ratisbona is going to be celebrated for the 2nd time.

Hindi bale! that is Philippinian for: doesn't matter. As of meanwhile i need to write about a topic of interest I like a lot  at University, thus a break is not that much a bad idea and for sure I had been in Kallmünz, where imho the world's most finest triathlon had been done last Saturday, for taking pictures, fishing and having a beer, for to twaddle to people and athletes and for to motivate athletes on the tracks.



You are once upon a time in Kallmünz? Do not miss to see the middle-aged ruin.


The next competition is a relay with mi amigos y compañeros Heiko and Domi G. at short-distance event at the lake of Rothsee, with Domi not yet fit as of food poisoning, who does recover as well. At least Heiko is fit yes year, already. However, yesterdays time trial training was good and thus I believe we can go for the time registered in as TERMINAL 90 TEAM to-ten result. Regards to our sponsor witherein.
Bildergebnis für terminal 90 
The official logo of our "inofficial" (...) sponsor. //.


♪♪♪ ¡Yéke Yéke! ♪♪♪




Greetings from the air-base of Grafenberg to the town of Nuremberg and to where ever you are. So let´s see how we all do perform. Press thumbs for us all to make keep staying safe and healthy, and pray for us to make a good performance at Rothsee-Triathlon (http://www.rothsee-triathlon.de/) two weeks ahead from now on.

Yours sincerely,
Micho

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P.P.S.: fully resposible for the bla bla bla, blubb blubb and blubb on here is me, and also the owner of this blog: www.dnf-is-no-option.com, where i am a free employee who does work within the parameters of the state´s contract of the Ferderal Republic of Germany / regards to kai baumgartner this way also..


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RUN! Pool opening 2017 in LAUF!

RUN! Into the cinema!, in order to watch Ridley Scott's new movie and see the xenomorphs, who do make the poor colonists make run. 

Finally Hollywood (Los Angeles / (L.A.) discovered LAUF an der Pegnitz, Germany, our home town here, that literally translated means RUN. 20th Century Fox studios wrote to and signed in here and contacted the local press in order to make some advertisement for the new A L I E N movie directed by Sigourney Weaver. Why? As the crew of a spaceship landed on a planet somewhere in the outer galaxy, well, finally those humans had to RUN, had to run away and escape from the xenomorphs the cruel way. 

Among the people in run!, Lauf at the river of Pegnitz, well, this  analogy is nothing new and even in the early stage of the eighties last century there was relay-competition called LAUF DURCH LAUF, than means literally RUN TRUH RUN a lot of sportsmen took part those days. 

Originally the name Lauf does not come from sport, but from water. The name comes from the inclination of the nature's profile here, thus here in Lauf the river has power downhill. Middle-age smiths had been the first who used water power. Later other craftsmen moved here into and finally, also as of the beauty, the Emperor himself kept stayed from time to time when on his way Western in his castle. 

Here in Lauf the river sourrounds the Castle of the Emperor (Kaiserburg), which water is jammed in order to make craftsmens machines go and to produce electricity nowadays.

Lauf is traditionally connetcted to water. Today we do not only have historical buildings hooked to the element, but also modern facilities. Our pool most modern was opened the last week-end this year as of the ongoing outdoor season. So some of us gathered for the first outdoor-training and we agreed to make picture for the local newspaper also. Sure it wasn´t posing only. And sure we did not need Hollywood set-up. No time for that! What we needed was to do something for our money we do not get, thus after warming-up we swam a progressive 3x100m intervall 2' push up wall (1' 19'', 1'18'' and 1'15'') in order to set a first mark.


Some friends gathered and set there being pictured for the local news as of the pool opening this year.

So finally, with a delay of two weeks as of the bad weather, the pool is open now and sportsmen, swimmers and triathletes, go run (...) training outdoors. Like predicted this week summer might come to Central Europe first time this year also, so that if so after training sunbathing is possible, drinking coffee also, having cake, beer and bbq.

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If you are interested in win a T-Shirt originally born in Hollywood just contact me by using the e-mail adress on this that blog. The movie A L I E N Covenant  starts in Germany 19th of May.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

vamos a la playa

dear readers, and new friends wellcome, it is a very well-known saying that a picture says more then thousand words. Triathlon isn't a one-man-show, it is team-play also. It is the team, who does give you power, your sponsors and coaches your team-mates, sure, but most important good friends are.

The training-camp in Spain on Fuerteventura from 21th to 28th of April was a full success. As of so many different training like swim, bike, run, surfing, beachvolleyball, beach-racket-ball, tennis, mountaineering, spa and even billiard and darts. However, it had not only been Multisport (a german word) that was responsible for fun. Another key-factor of successful training is team-playing and team-leading. 




Täschi, Micho, Heiko, Aaron (from left to right) together with our life-guard at playa Morro De Jable, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Espania at 27th of April 2017 


In sum, us, we only made 500k on the bike each. However, it had been a super bien holidays. Plenty of sun, birthday-celebration, kind people, Multisport actions and so forth and thus variation, vacation and events. What else to mention? The night from 27th to 28th of april first rain fell this year (en abril aquas mil...). A guy called Julio found us and drove us back to civilization when we had a broken bike where no signal was available.  And the gold medalists in beachvolleyball of the olympic games in London 2012 made a fantastic show at Robinson Club one needs to see with own eyes.

Next week will be a regenerative and compensative one. Then extensities are planned to be amplifyed and as of the foundation of our new team named TERMINAL 90 TEAM with me on the bike going to race hard in relay-competitions.

Friday, March 24, 2017

on tri society has to be

Meanwhile the new season becomes rolling. Athletes are going to be fit and fitter. Weight is reduced, the body is formed more and more as of training abroad e.g. on the Canarian Islands also, like on Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria or even Teneriffa. People are going to look good - a core value of our sports.

However, triathlon more and more became commercial. It became money-business. And folks pay huge amounts of money to be on tri. Like for example in a recent magazine triathlon-bikes are advertised. Have a guess? Well, the cheapest bike is 5000 US $. And this is it. It is no longer who you are, it is what you own. This is ashaming. 

So it is not to have fun to move the body. It is to have fun of what one possesses: my time-trial bike, my compression-socks, my swim-coach, my personal coach, my new watch for 500 US $ measuring the most not needed details even professionals give a sheet on, and also my diet worthy a hundrets of dollars of for the right nutrination monthly. How bizzare! Amateurs spend more money than professionals.. And what the hell is it for? Well, it is not for the people starving at the Horn of Africa these days, for sure. So what? Does one go for ironman-distance as of passion, social motives, pioneering spirit and adventure? No, not these days. But for the need of exaggeration of an "awesome" personality proved by the hanging of the finisher-medal in the office colleagues have to admire. 

In former times one could have been proud to be triathlete by unterstatement, by making the body steallike, by doing the impossible and simply by being part of. Nowadays a true triathlete might better be silent concerning passion? Why? As it isn´t understood anymore. The "uncool" people discovered our sport and are exploited by sport-industries. Now as for to finish one can buy an all-around-saftey-package, finish garanteed inclusive. So do not worry about exhaustion - be sure it is not triathlon but an event, and thus the helpers of the orga-team pick you up at K15 in order to transport you to K42 so one can run the last 200 metres with a big smile smiling into finishline's camera raising arms in order to prove to be a winner. And is it? And what is it? It is of one receives the awards one paid for. 

Those uncool people are not evil. Idiots cannot help themselves. The development simply proves that money makes character out of order, the character of triathlon. Greetings to all the consumers. "Thank you" for putting money onto the mills of the monitarian monsters. This way this is what you become: monster. It is exactly the opposite of what triathlon was constructed for. This way you will never feel the spirit of (triathlon) sport and never have a positive identifications with values.



Nowadays one must be careful to mention to be on tri - as of all the clowns, commerce and capitalisation.


A very warm welcome to new readers of this blog from Africa. No matter what happens it is not what you have, and it will never be. It is whom you are - or like we say in Germany as well: the last shirt does not have pockets. 

Sport in its political function is designed to be a diplomat, sport is made to build bridges, onto the national, international and intercultural level. Our sport is made to gather people to be all part of the same family sharing same commen values. Today our sport seems to seperate people and part it into individuals with individual values. Why? As much more money can be made out of indivduals than made out of communities. 




[edit (at) SAT 3/24/17:
In the enumeration it has been forgotten to mention: my bike-fitter. Very important. A bike-fitter is needed, 100% true, 300 US $ pay off an hour, regularily. Why? As of the idiots. Who are: A) too stupid to choose and buy a bike by one´s own considerations, thus a bike-fitting is included in the sell of the bike B) are too stupid to adjust and calibrate a bike and C) are too stupid to handle a bike, unfortunatelly.]

Sunday, December 4, 2016

preview season 2017 & review last season



My training for the ongoing season starts tomorrow. First competition is a 4-round course, 3k each. On 6th of January. There might be some further run-competitions in spring a long 10k before in Mai triathlon season starts to be competed.  


+++ May: triathlon in Weiden +++ June: triathlon in Kallmünz +++ 25.7. Rothsee-Triathlon (registered) +++ August: 13.8. Challenge Regensburg (registered, German Championships) along the 226k +++ in November: IM Cozumel / IM Langkawi (pending) +++ 

Up to now I do not know according to Joe Friel and his book called triathletes' bible, well, I really do not know up to now how fix A-, B- and C-priorities, although Ratisbon should be a fast race, maybe world record can de done there? It has 600 mtrs less elevation than world-record-course in Roth thus 600 mtrs of elevation in sum. Altogehter 600 participants are allowed to compete in 2017. Good I got registered on time and am at the start. For sure I try to be faster than in 2016. So, like every season a lot to do. 

To keep have fun in training and competition is still most of importance. However, I was very lucky in that kind of accident. I was lucky and am whole again all healed. Health and saftey are 1st priority. In sum it is questionable if '17 will be as fast as '16. 



Surprsinigly the bike-course of Challenge Ratisbon had beed made new. It is rather flat terrain 600mtrs of elevation to be done in three rounds. A 3-loop fast cousre, and this is, in my humble opinion, exactly what a German Mastery needs. 






   

As for the silde show thank you to the company of SAMSUNG for support an protection, thus the show is suitable for an international audience of all (age) groups.


Last season was a success. After a series of three times run 10k-races I was ranke 2nd in Kallmünz my age-group personal best also in 2:20 h min olypmic distance. Ranked 8th in my age-group at the triathlon at Rothsee, well, with 2:19 h min I was even faster, having fun there to run the 10k run-split in 39:56 min sec. My A-priority race was in Ratisbon in 2016, finally I was ranked 100th over all there. Last but not least my personal best along the 10k solo went down to 39:44 min sec late in season. A bike-accident made me stop to compete Frankfurt Marathon. All in all a successful year. Thank you to my sponsor and to those who pressed thumbs, friends, club-mates and acqaintances. 


!!A GOOD SEASON TO ALL OF US, BUST A MOVE AND TRAIN SAFE!!





Monday, November 7, 2016

winter time, silent time - time for politics

folks, dear readers, 

the blog empowers its political component.


as far as now this blog was used in concerns of triathlon mainly. the substantive in the german language is called „triathletisches“. the word refers to the life of triathletes, to succes in sport, to how to cope with challenges, defeats and injuries, it´s about private life, about friends and gathering at sport events not only. german readers must not be bothered, it is needed to explain terms as of the internationality of this blog and the attention it gets from all countries. from countries of the so-called first, second and third world, a division done by socio-economic-status. maybe the ranking must be turned upside-down, when satisfaction and happiness is the criteria to be meassured? 

up to now this blog gave some insight in a triathlete's life. time came to focus on the term 3athletisches as well. what a kind of term is it? the word is an alphanumeric one. what else to say? to use deduction, 3athletisches can be interpreted as a policitical function. thus, first of all i would like to underline the fact of the germans and germany is a democratic country. minorities are not discriminated anymore and the dignity of every human living here is proteced by law and the state of germany. dignity is defined the most highest virtue and principle and thus so paragraph one of the state‘s consitutionwhat to say about germany? people became calm and tolerant. germans are open to different opinion and to critizism and do fully accept all different kinds of religious confessions. everyone is allowed to free speech. the germans learned from the past and spend a lot of energy to make the world a peaceful one, and also healthy by switching to regenerative fuels. to make this going, the typical germans' all-to-day-life is still a busy one. germans work a lot. sure, the japanese people or the spanish meanwhile, too, do even work more eg. thus, the germans are said to be efficient, thinkers and scientists, german is said to be the language to be the most precise. efficiency and work are key competences and values to be upholded for triathlon, too. as you might like to compare that, this is reflected on the hawaiian islands this year, where the world three most best triathletes, who won gold, silver and bronze, are all germans.








germany overcame its nazi-past. today it is a country ruled by humanity, upholds human rights and principles of democracy. germany has made a change the last century. nowadays life is multicultural and foreigners are warmly welcomed. after world war two we had three big waves of immigration: from italy, from turkey, and recently from syria. but also people from russia, from the near east live here, or asians, too. by the way: the originial full born germans are in a minority meanwhile. 
ten years ago it has been guaranteed by law that everyone is protected and no one is allowed to be discriminated in any way, no matter of religion, genes, attitudes, sexual-oriantation, gender and age and so forth. everyone who does live here is a liberated person. nowadays, as of this context, one can say to be proud of be to german again. this goes along of what triathletes are supposed to be in general: people, who do respect everyone no matter who you are, where you come from or how much money you have, all equals, who want to go further.


sure, success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but without stress and obsession, valid for triathlon, but not only, of course.