Welcome the Team INFINIT, Jardy!
Name: Jardy van den Heuvel
From: The Netherlands
Major wins: Ironman Maastricht 2022
Favorite INFINIT product: Hydrate Essential Hydration
Hours of training per week: ~20hours a week
Next big goal: Full distance Bayman 2023, France
Why have you chosen your sport and how long you have been doing it?
Before I started triathlon, I was already involved in competition swimming. I noticed I liked the longer distances in swimming. At that moment, I was also running by myself for one/two time(s) a week, because I did really like it to be outside. Some friends asked me if I wanted to try a triathlon training day, and from that moment it escalated quite quickly haha
What motivates you to compete? What is your why?
Pfoe, that’s a difficult one. In general I do like sports a lot. But I think what motivates me mostly, is to choose one or two ‘A-races’ every season, and working towards that races to be in best shape as possible. I really love the training process, to gradually increase the intensity and volume of training, and then trying to be at my really best during the race.
Nutrition is especially in long distance triathlon a super important part. I noticed my gut and stomach were reacting really good at the INFINIT products, which I was really pleased about. On top of that, I can get in all my nutrition in a race in drinks, so I don’t have to use gels anymore. But in my opinion, the best part about INFINIT is I can develop my own nutrition formula!
Any recommendations or sport hacks that you would like to pass to the athletes in your sport?
Enjoy triathlon or sports in general. If you do not, it’s way to hard to keep motivated!
Which INFINIT product you like the most and why?
I really like my own formula nutrition. But I can recommend definitely the Hydrate Essential Hydration. It’s perfect up to workouts till approximately 90 minutes. I use it during all my training sessions. It keeps my energized and keeps me going.
Your motto or the best motivation line for the start of the week that gets you going?
Consistency is key. Get in your training sessions day by day, don’t overdo it, and try to be at your best at race day. and