Oh yes and yes, for many triathletes it always looks like in February/March that the winter is endless. This is specially in our northern hemisphere How to find motivation for the countless inside turbotraining sessions or treadmill sessions? It is just like ” I want to get out to ride” again and again… and then it starts to snow…
This is how we are… we like to make new promises for the coming year, and we want it all: like have more balanced life, work less, train more, get faster, have less stress, loose weight, live healthier, get faster….and all the other good things there is.
It is called “nytårsfortsæt” in DK language, and a lot of people make fun of it, because they think it is more cool, to pretend that they are so much in control of their life, that they can start a new good habit, any time of the year, and therefore they dont need 1 of January to help them…..let me tell you the news………WE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me tell you why…
Run, bike, swim = triathlon specific shop Endurance Sport starts the sales on Sunday, so just want to tell you, if you need any specific
equipment to your sports, go there. Whether it is running shoes or wetsuit, or bike helmet… they have it
No need to say, but I want to tell you anyway, that in ES shop you get the best service and expertise for your shopping that you can get nearby.
So should you go shopping… Well sometimes when you buy some nice new training clothes, or running/biking shoes, you get more motivated in your training, it is just so. It is nice to have new colors, feel new material, test new shoes. And I think that now after Christmas, when you most probably have been very nice for all others by giving presents, it is time to be nice for yourself, and buy some new stuff.
Stay warm, be cool
BikeFitDanmark.dk elsker at gøre godt for vores kunder, så vi har lavet 20 gavekort, som sælges først-til-mølle
– vi sælger dem til en “lidt-hjælp-til-dit-totale-gave-budget-pris” på 2000 dkr.
– du kan læse mere om dette bikefit og resultaterne af Frank´s bikefits, på Bikefitdanmark
– disse gavekort sælges udelukkende frem til 24 dec til denne pris ho-ho-hooooo
– disse 20 gavekort, skal bruges i Jan eller Feb 2014
(ledige bikefit tider lægges op i bookingkalenderen lige efter juleaften)
skriv til kaisa på : firstname.lastname@example.org
og få den gave, som den der elsker at cykle, elsker at få
So what to do as a triathlete, when the race season is over. The last Ironman was in August or maybe in October on Hawaii. This is a question I get so many times. Even more precise; are you not training at all? for how long? are you sure it is working? and so on. Well here some of my thoughts:
Can you win and loose in the same race…?
I think so.
I planned to come to Kona, and race for the win.
I have moved agegroup (because…..to win 45-49 when you are 48-49 years old…..is just far out)
so I am 50 years now, and racing in 50-54
and I hit my quali spot already in november last year
and …. and…
BUT THERE IS ONE THING, THAT I HAVE AS ONE OF MY MOST IMPORTANT RULES
“get to the race, without injuries og sickness the last 12 weeks before the race”
and I didn’t make it. I had my share of problemes, and the weeks up to the race, I could not ride or run without pain….
but !!!!!!!!!! it is just a part of the game of Ironman = when you push hard to get better, sometimes you push to far, or…..
sometimes you just are unlucky. But to be a real champ, you need to stay free of this, and this times I did not make it…
so, my point is:
2 months ago, I was ready to go for 1st place 2 days ago I was afraid that I would not get to the finishline
and in this light……I won and lost in the same race
I lost the chance to reach for the top spot, and I won my selfrespect, for going out there anyway, and putting it all out there.
I race with what I have. I have made it myself, and so was the day.
Hard. So many moments of being happy to race again in Kona, so many moments of pain and suffer.
I dont know why I do it, but I know that I love and hate it, and I know, that Kona 2013 is now a part of me, for always.
Thank you for the race and the volunters, and a congrat to all DK in the race, was great to see you out there……just great.
I made it just over 11 hours. An ok swim, a bikeride that I was ok with, and a run that was just under 4 hours, and that left me 10 sek short of ex-pro Fernanda Keller, who was in my group, and has raced top 10 here as pro, it gave me a 7th place in my group, and I was 2 min from a 5 place:
But thinking of it, i didn’t have the day, and still put a solid race together, and so I walk away proud.
I have raced Kona 3 times, and every time been in my top 10, and 2 times on stage for awards.
This time I came short of my goal, but when you dare to dream big enough, you must accept that it is hard to reach and fullfill the dream. That I felt today.
So I am tired, proud and a little disappointed as I go to rest…
See you out there on the road, but not in the coming days….;-)
I love it… I love this feeling of having stomach full of “butterflies” every now and then Race is starting tomorrow morning at 7 local time, and this is 19 in Denmark and 20 in Finland. All is ready for the race, so let the day come!
To race in Kona is not just like racing where ever else place in the world. To race in Kona is something else… Why? Some of the points I would say are: time difference to your home, the heat and humidity of the air, the wind (that is not just head – or tailwind, but can be all of it), your energy and liquid needs because of that, and all other really good athletes PRO and amateurs competing with you. BUT most of all, it is in the middle of the pacific, and that is a challenge for us Nordic people, so here are my
DO AND DON’T…..I HOPE THEY WILL HELP YOU TO A GOOD RACE
A month in Boulder can go quickly, a month with training in heat, in altitude, in flooding (!) and just in perfect conditions. We got the rainy period I never saw before… And the flooding… For us all ended fine, but those who missed their house or just part of it, did not…