Here we are again in Boulder/Colorado, doing the last hard training on the way to Kona. I am so lucky that I can spend almost a month this time in this fantastic city; which is full of other active and sporty people, not only triathletes, but also bikers, MTbikers, climbers and so on so on. But what are the other reasons to come all the way from Europe/Denmark and train here?
Here some good reasons, why to come to Boulder to train:
1. If you are qualified to Kona… there would not be a better place to “heat-train” than in Boulder. The temperature this time of the autumn is up in 30-35 degrees celsius, so getting used to the heat like in Kona is better than home in Denmark
2. Again if you are qualified to Kona, it is a great combination to do a hard training block somewhere, and as Boulder is kind of like on the way to Kona…you are like halfway of your trip against Kona.
3. In Boulder the altitude training is its best! You are living in 1800 m and training is always upwards of this altitude. Like running in the legendary Switzerland trail… you get up to 2700 m! And when you come down to 1800 m, and do your swim training, you will suddenly feel that your lungs almost get the double air
4. Swimming is gorgeous; you are always surrounded other swimmers, that are about in your level and you can press youself. You can also participate to swim lessons, leaded by Dave or Jane Scott (Dave’s sister). So you almost feel after each session, that you get to be a better swimmer
5. If you like the nature, here you get it. And you feel how you get energy from the nature, you see squirrels, rabbits, deers, snakes, even bears or coyotes, if you are lucky, yeeeaahhh!
6. The city itself; is just full of active and positive people…all is easygoing… people are smiling.
7. And it is just cool, when you train, you will be training sometimes with Crowie , Andreas Rælert, Julie Dibbens, Rinny, T.O… etc. They are just all here… and it is just cool in a way…:-) For me it is special to be training with Michelle Vesterby sometimes, as Frank works with her, and yesterday I finally met Jimmy Johnsen, that is the male pro DK in Kona this year, all are nice and all are fit…….
So I will go on with my training…(which today means a lot of resting on the couch) I hope you too!!!