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 …

Half Ironman Distance Swim Training

Back from Mexico after about a week and have just one more training that I need to report on. As you may have read previously I have signed up for Challenge Aarhus later this year – a half ironman distance triathlon in Aarhus, Denmark. The race includes a 1,9 km open water swim in a bay – something I’ve never …

The Beach

As previously mentioned 2010 started off with a run on a beach in Cancun, Mexico. Well, it just so happened that my second run of 2011 went down the exact same beach. I always like comparing results from year to year looking for what the improvement has been – or not. It’s just a good way to see how your …

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 …

Winter Training on the Bike

http://www.endomondo.com/embed/workouts?w=qrEQ3vc4M9U&width=250&height=400Probably one of the most boring things to do as a triathlete is putting hours into bike training during the cold months. Right this very moment it’s about -1 degree celsius here and there’s ice on the roads. Even the most fanatic of athletes must succumb to such forces of nature and move inside. This evening I’ve done my first …