Now I have slept overnight and been reflecting back to the race yesterday. Here some thoughts I came up to, they are not any excuses, but just how yesterday was
Tomorrow Sunday it is at 7 in the morning that I will race again. This is at 16 in Denmark and 17 in Finland on Sunday, just to make it clear, so you don’t miss it It will be my 10th Ironman, and I am ready to rock …!
Preparations have gone great, so now it is just to relax and fix the last things, before the gun will go off.
If you want to follow the race, you can do it on ironman.com, live coverage IM Canada, my age group is 50-54 BIB number is 843.
Tomorrow I will be strong and do again what I love to… Here we go!
I was racing the ITU Long Distance about a month ago. It was one of the goals for my season… The other season goal is just 6 days away : Ironman Canada in Whistler. It is always a bit tricky thing to recover from one long distance and get to be fit for fight for the next one, that is just 4 weeks away… How to do that then?
It was a day to remember on Saturday in Motala the long distance World Championchips in the distances 4-120-30. As it was pretty cold weather up to the raceday, and the water in the lake did not get warm enough, the swim was cut down to 1500m. For me…I was fine with both of the distances… Was just happy that it got to be a triathlon instead of duathlon (=run-bike-run). Just this decision shows again that in triathlon you have to be pretty flexible, and mentally strong as yo dont know what the day might bring but you sometimes dont even know the distance, than a day before …!
Raceday is almost here and the shape is right where it should be, so tomorrow I race hard and smart in 1500m swim, 120k bike and 30k run. The race is the World Championchips long distance and actually the swim should have been 4k, BUT the chilly nordic summer did not really warm up the waters well enough in Sweden, and the raceofficials decided to cut the swim distance to 1500m. Water temperature is between 13-15 degrees.
Fair enough, even not the same, but I still think it is better to swim 1500m instead of canceling the swim, and making the race to run-bike-run race…
Again this year I am so lucky that I can spend all the spring on Mallorca = Alcudia, and be a part-owner of NextLevelCamp . It feels that the time is flying away, and we have already had many fantastic weeks down here; with lots of fantastic triathlon and bicycling people. And no matter how the weather has been, training has been done, like in the plan.
Not really my training, but mostly the training, that we are standing for, when triathletes/bicyclists come down.
So… IronKaisa updates are mostly moved to our NLC website or to social media, if you are following any of those. But as soon as the season here is over, IronKaisa is back in the business… Going for ITU Long Distance in Sweden, Motala in the end of June, and IM Canada in the end of July… So the races are there…waiting for me
But first… NextLevelCamp til the middle of May, and then it is my turn…stay tuned, and you will get updated
Hope to see you on NLC!
Here a short video to show you, how one of my training day was…not bad place, wonderful day …just sorry for the bad quality of filming…
Garmin has made many really good sportswatches/GPS, and as I have been so fortune, that Garmin Denmark has been supporting my triathlon training, I have tried most of them…: 310XT, 910XT, 620, Garmin swim, and many other of them… But I have to say that the new 920XT beats them all… Why? Because finally Garmin made a sportsGPS with all the functions from above mentioned watches in one single watch. And they are working!
2014 was a great year!
I had two good races:
– ITU Long Distance World Championship in China, where I was racing as a champion from the year before…and I came home with a silver medal… the best amateur of the DK results out there.