News flash – Jennifer Zenker dominating the age grouper category (30-34) of the recent Bintan 70.3
Swiping the podium(1st) with a race time of 5hrs 2mins 43secs!
Athlete Lab: Could you describe how your training and preparation (physically, mentally and equipment-wise) leading up to “Bintan 70.3” went?
As I decided just two weeks before the race (on the day when registration closed) to sign up for Bintan 70.3, I had no specific preparation at all for the race. At the end of 2015 I moved to Singapore and since then I trained only by myself just to stay fit as my new life here was challenging enough without any races. I swam and run regularly but almost no bike riding. The more time passed, the more I missed the training with others, to be challenged and to race again. For me it was probably more the mental switch as life got better in Singapore that I felt ready to race again. But also starting recently to train again with some groups showed me that I was still able to swim, ride and run strong. So, I thought to give it a try and to see where I am at now.