INTERVIEW – Petra Vermeer
I started swimming when I was 6 year old. I started with triathlon in 2014. I swam a few times in a relay as a swimmer and thought it would be fun to do it all by myself.
I set my own training routines.
I live in Costa de la Calma in the province Calvia in Mallorca
I live close to the Challenge Peguera course, where training is great! I have the privilege to live close to the sea, which is very blue and often quiet.
Normally 5 hours a week. When a race comes in sight I train up to 10 hours a week.
I train while my two daughters are swimming. They train 6 times a week on different locations, that motivates!
I get up, bring my girls to school, walk the dog and start working (at home). After I get the grils from school, we eat something small and pack our stuff for swimming, running or cycling. After we come back, we eat dinner and I read something or do things that need to be done, while I drink tea.
Go below the 6 hours!
It’s closeby, great organised and the parcours is beautiful! I promised myself after I did my first race in 2016 that I want to do this race as long as I’m capable. So I picture myself as a granny crossing the fitnessline in 2050!
Since 2017 my husband Jos also races. I like the days before. Registrate and drink something on the beach.
A clear blue sea, a great ride in Calvia and running in cosy Peguera! A lot of spectators screaming and yelling, what an experience!
The finish is always great, the food and drinks afterward with great weather!
|A reference (sportsperson, celebrity, team, etc.)||Your favourite food (and even better if you let us have the recipe!)||A book:|
|Michael Phelps, Pieter van den Hoogenband.||As a nutritionist I love healthy food. Everything whit a lot of vegetables I like.||The seven sisters (all of them)|
|A film||A Series||The band or record which is an ABSOLUTE MUST in your PLAYLIST|
|Intouchables||La casa de papel||Mana|
|A place to live||The song you would like to hear at the finishing line of CHMALLORCA2021|
|Mallorca or California||Thunder|