For me it is important that when I drink coffee, it has the best quality, and the best taste. I prefer always a “caffe latte” either with soya milk or skinny milk for the morning. During the day I am fine with an espresso, or a strong cup of nescoffee either with or without coffein. I defenately dont like filter coffee…
While the weather is fantastic home in Copenhagen, and it is enjoyable to train these days, it is puring down rain down in southern parts of Europe. Frank is at the moment down in the Italian Alps trying to ride over the Alps with MTB.
It is around a week since the race in Hannover, and this week I started the “real” training again. I felt pretty good all the last week, even 2 days after the race I did not have that normal “after-race-feeling” being tired. But anyhow we decided with Frank that the days after would be “nice and easy”, just to prepare myself for the coming training afterwards. Week passed well, and now the training is on again.
This is a question that many of my “not Ironman” friends and collegues frequently ask me. And then it is just to explain them that it is very important to get lots of sugar during the training session, that lasts more than 1 hour. Sometimes people they think that it is all about loosing weight or something like that, but NO, it …
Kaisa I-Jakobsen, from Team Endurance Sport and Ninja´s , was beating them all in Hannover on Sunday in Wasserstadt triathlon.
In the new route in Hannover, of 2,0k swim 90k cycle and 21,1k run, was 45 years old Kaisa in as number 7 of all the women, with finish time 5.02.24.
All and all great day! I am happy and satisfied, even I did not make it under 5 hours… So I still have something to go for:-) See the results from http://www.wasserstadt-triathlon.de/ergebnisse.html and Mitteltriathlon.
But shortly to say; I made my PB in the distance, won my Age-group 45 to 49, and even had best time in the AG 40-44, of all the women in the race i was number 7, and beeing a half ironman, the agedifference gives the younger girls an advantage, because the speed is harder to keep the older you get.
Here we are, tomorrow at 12 starts the race: Wasserstadt-Limmer Triathlon, and its puring down, temperature now: 12 degrees. This is the time to to be a real ironman (even the race is just half distance)! This time the preparing is a bit different, as it is my first race, when Frank is not racing, but with as a coach and great “mentor”, it feels great.
I feel like having good legs, the cykle is rolling great with the fantastic new Zipp tubular wheels and a small run I made today, I feel light and good.
I finally got my new Scott Plasma, this time LTD model, wau it is great!!!
I got my new bike from Scott; its cool, its looking good, its fast, and I am faster than ever:-) Bike is Scott Plasma LTD, beautiful, and rolling really smoothly on my rides.
As much as I enjoy the days with the hard training, as much I like the days, when I am doing the tappering. Specially like now, when it is a late spring, weather is beautifull, I can plant flowers, fix a bit in home, enjoy the sun, spend some time with the friends. All this I miss when training hard, but again, when tappering I start pretty soon to miss the hard training:-) What to learn: enjoy every moment in your life in your day, the presence, dont look continuously how something could be. You never know when it is too late, I got cancer twice,I never forget it…