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 …

2010 in Review

Ah yes… No end of the year without a proper review of the past year. 2010 started with a run on one of the beaches in Canun, Mexico. As I recall, it was a rough 6km run, which took me 40-something minutes. Rough, in the sense that I hadn’t really done the kind of training I do now. My fitness …

Swim practice

Just had a swim session at the local pool. Practiced another 2+ kilometers of crawl strokes and worked specifically on doing the stroke under water with the shoulder rather than the elbow – a problem I’ve had forever. Try to change a stroke from something you’ve done forever to something that’s different. Pretty difficult. At least I think so! It …

The Importance of Swim Technique Training

Just returned from another excellent coached swim technique session. Improved swim technique should help me in triathlons next year and things are moving forward.