Challenge Aarhus 2011: Age Grouper Race Report

On the 3rd of July it was finally time to toe the line at the inaugural Challenge Aarhus of 2011 – a half distance triathlon with 1km swim, 90km bike, 21,1km run. Months of training with hours of training per week was about to climax in what I hoped would be less than six hours of triathlon activity. Swim had …

Challenge Aarhus 2011: Pre Race Report

After signing up back in December of 2010 triathletes have spent most of the spring of 2011 training for the half iron distance Challenge Aarhus – many of them for the first time. The race was to take place in the city of Aarhus with a swim in the bay, a bike ride to the scenic South of Aarhus, and finally a half marathon through the city of Aarhus, which also happens to be my Danish home city – hence why I had to be part of the inaugural event!

Training Camp Luxembourg

Towards the end of April we spent some time in Luxembourg. The country has some of the most beautiful nature I have ever experienced, and I took the opportunity to get in some training. At this stage Challenge Aarhus is just two months away, so I should really start to have the fitness for the distance. Only thing left is …

Road to Challenge Aarhus: Self-supported Half Ironman

This week is going to be mostly about getting ready for the self-supported half ironman distance triathlon I’ll be doing on Saturday 16/4 as prep to do Challenge Aarhus. You can join the event on Endomondo. Yes, it really is a triathlon even if Endomondo lists it as “other”. Also join the event on Facebook:¬†http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124035681003753. If you’re in Amsterdam, Netherlands …

Road to Challenge Aarhus: February in Review

And that’s the end of February. From a training standpoint and getting ready for Challenge Aarhus in July I’m not sure it was a good month at all. I am 100% sure that the next 4 months have to be a lot better for me to be reasonably comfortable at the start of Challenge Aarhus. Let me try to break …

First Run in Newton Neutral Performance Trainer a.k.a. Gravity

First time out with the Newton Gravity. Pretty interesting run, as the running style changes a bit. Ran the distance in what’s generally referred to as a front-foot running shoe. For the first three kilometers I went on in a relatively relaxed sub-5-minute pace. Point here is that sub-5-minutes usually isn’t relaxed for me, so the first impression is that …