Just saw this on an email from Thorsten at Tri Ratings, where he’s got involved in a ‘Kona bible for AGers’. Unfortunately it looks like it’ll be in German, so i thought it could be a little project for our favourite ex Deutschland resident.
Another fun 2021 project: Triathlon coach and author Matthias Knossalla has put together a wide team of German Triathlon experts to write “Der Kona Code” - a German-language book looking at important aspects for agegroupers thinking to qualify for the Ironman World Championships.
It’s much more than “just another training book”, for example there are chapters on periodization, on what’s required to qualify from a physiological point of view, about nutrition in general and during the race, osteopathy, mental strategies and making the best use of training camps. I provide a data-centric look: How does agegroup qualifying work, and what times are needed to snag one of the coveted Kona slots in your agegroup? We also have a chat with Anne Haug, and the foreword was written by Lionel Sanders. You can get the book in all bookstores in Germany, Austria or Switzerland or [order it on Amazon]
Please send photos when you see the book on display in your local bookstore or in an airport or train station!) Who knows, maybe the book will be popular enough that we’ll be asked to create an English-language edition? All of us would love a proper “launch event” in Kona!