I am SO happy!

I got to be number 5 out of 57 ladies in my agegroup, and this means that I get a podium place in tomorrow evenings awards. This was my goal and I am happy.

Before the race Frank and me found around 25 women who would be my close competitors, evaluated from their qualificationtimes on the different races, and also previous times on Hawaii if they had raced here before.
Of these, 6 had posted very strong times, but as Frank analysed, some get injured, some break on the day, some are not good in the heat, some have bad tactics…… so at the end of the day, do your best, race with your heart and brain, and that is what I did.
My swim was ok, as good as I could hope, my bikerun didnt give me the advantage that I had hoped, but the racetactic was, to be sure, that i did not to blow up on the run. So i stayed cool, pushed on, and then i started to run the down, one by one on the run. I got many of them, and i payed of at the end. That is what triathlon is all about, you have to swim, bike and run, and that i did.
After the swim I was number 15, after the bike number 10, and after the run number 5 ….my goal.
So I am happy, looking forward to hear my name tomorrow evening, even I feel that the best reward was today, it is a birthday I will never forget, you could say that the sun in Kona, has burned it into my soul forever, a good memory.
I will post some photos as soon as I am home, and mabye some gossip from the rewards.

And in the end I want to say a big thank you for all you, who sent a lot of positive energy for me, to make a good race. I have got many messages and mails, and comments in my website. You where in my mind many times when I was in the lavafields, believe it or not, it was a great feeling! But without the support and fantastic help from my husband and coach, I would not have made this, thank you Frank!

See you out there…… or maybe not for a few days now

34 Comments

  1. Peter Heller

    GO Kaisa GO kaisa…..

    STORT… TILLYKKE……nu ser jeg om jeg kan overkomme min søndags 10 km tur!!!!!!

    Hils ham der din mand!

    Heller

  2. Vendelbo

    Stærkt Kaisa. Stort tillykke.
    Fulgte dine tider på nettet og så du var på vej frem – inden jeg faldt i søvn over tastaturet efter jeg havde nydt vi bankede svenskerne.
    At du nåede helt frem til 5. pladser er superimponerende.

    Hils din coach – og hvad skal du nu finde på? Vinden næste år? :-)

    Nyd det nu på Hawaii til I skal hjem.

    Ulrika & jan

  3. Søren Grebo

    Hej Kaisa.
    Fandme godt gået !!!!!. STORT TILLYKKE med både konkurrence og føsdag fra Roskilde.
    hvad bliver mon det næste mål? dette bliver jo svært at overgå :-)
    Mange hls fra 80`Er musik manden fra Mytravel.
    Søren Grebo.

  4. SARA E CARLO

    BRAVISSSSSSSSSSSIMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
    abbiamo seguito la tua gara sul pc..
    eravamo un pò preoccupati dopo il nuoto ma poi hai recuperato benissimo nella parte di corsa!!
    fantastico!!! siamo felici per te che hai raggiunto il tuo goal proprio nel giorno del tuo compleanno!!
    saremo virtualmente sotto il palco per applaudirti!!!
    MITICA KAISAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
    SEI FORTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
    tanti baci da tutti noi!!
    sara e carlo

  5. Thorkild Lykke

    Hej Kaisa – Stort tillykke! Du er simpelthen en sej kvinde, der når sine mål. Der hænger billeder af Dig på kontoret og vi er flere, der har talt om at “nu er det nu, at Kaisa skal i kamp”. Vi glæder os til at se Dig tilbage igen, men nyd først dagene på Hawaii og Californien inden I kommer tilbage. KH Thorkild

  6. Per

    Bra jobbat Kaisa. Det är en helt otrolig bragd du gjort. Ska bli kul att höra om det när du kommer hem. Ha det bra nu.

  7. kaisa

    Hey all my friends, from the private and from the work, THANKS, like I wrote before, you helped me into this spot!
    BR from Hawaii Ironkaisa:-)

  8. christina

    Kære Kaisa,
    Endnu engang et stort tilykke. Du er en stor inspiration. Sebastian synes, at du ser sej ud på billederne og har nu helt styr på rækkefølgen, du ved først svømmer hun, så…. også til sidst løb.
    Knus og håber at vi kan ses den 24.10. Hils din søde mand. Christina

  9. Anja

    Fantastiske søde Kaisa
    Min evige inspirationskilde! glæder mig til at se dig igen. Sad spændt og fulgte dig – ingen andre end dig har fortjent den flotte placering. godt kæmpet.
    knus Anja

  10. Sanne

    Hej Kaisa

    STORT STORT tillykke med en fantastisk sejer… du er bare for vild!!!
    Jeg sendte dig en hilsen den 10.10.om morgenen her på webben – men jeg tror desværre ikke du har fået den… men vi fulgte dig tæt hele dagen/natten :-)

    Håber I er kommet godt hjem til kolde Danmark – Hils Frank.

    Vi ses – Sanne

  11. Kaisa Ilvesmäki-Jakobsen

    Dear Pentti and Jane

    This was a race, where I had my father in my mind all the way through. I know he would have appreciated this, and I am happy to know this.
    The other 2 finnish gave up after the bike…
    I am happy for the result, thank you for your mail!

    BR and take care
    Kaisa

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