The 2014 Kona Champion is arguably one of the most meticulous workers in the world of triathlon. Every training session is planned to perfection and then analyzed together with his trainer Lubos Bilek to gain even the smallest of margins. But how does Sebastian Kienle’s final weeks and days before IM Hawaii on the Big Island actually look like?
It is now the sixth time that he comes to Kona to race and true to the slogan “never change a winning formula” he always comes to the island 5 weeks prior to the race. The perfect training environment, but also to be able to adapt to the special race conditions and time zone makes it worth to travel early to the Big Island.
“I really enjoy it when it is calm, a few weeks before the race when there are not too many athletes here.” said Sebastian Kienle. “The down time here is definitely quality time especially this year with my wife. I just love to grab a coffee in the morning after training with an ocean view and have dinner with an ocean view. I think it just puts me in the perfect mindset for the race and the final weeks of preparation.”