With two weeks of travel in both Oct and Nov, my planned rest during Sept has turned into three months of cosy, feel good training. However, I have been more active this Sept-Nov compared to last year. And with only one plan trip in Dec I am hoping to finish off the year strong.
After nearly 8 months of IM training it was time for me to take a break from planned workouts. Since the morning of my last race Aug 30th I can remember a day that I got out of bed before 6am on a weekday or 7am on the weekends. But my love for food and lack of self control was not a good combination with all this extra free time on my hands. I went up nearly 8kgs (17.6lbs) since July. Most of them coming after Kalmar Ironman (mid Aug). This week I started following a plan again, and it feels great! The following is a summary of my recovery month.
Team Warriors Rykno and Björn coming up out of the water. Fun with Clip art and paint….
I was hoping for something from the start but glad to I’m running in all the right places.
To me Triathlon is like a Decathlon. You can not be good at one of the disciplines and still expect to do well in the event. Decathlon is basically a running, jumping and throwing event. Where as Triathlon is swimming, cycling and running.
Yesterday the Swedish Triathlon Organization announce Team Sweden for Worlds in Long Distance Triathlon in Motala in June next year. 20 of the spots were already taken at this years Swedish Nationals on the same course leaving only 10 spots left for the rest of the M40-44 to apply for based on results. Even before I submitted my application I knew that I only had an outside change to be chosen. In my age group I would like to think people consider me to be good swimmer, average cyclist and a bad (slow) runner.
As many of you may already know. Fredrik Björn and I have decided to test out Swimrun next summer.
I am happy to announce that we are lucky enough to have two companies backing us. TYR Sverige will be providing us with the aquatic equipment we need for the races and Leon Hobra from Dynamic Training & Rehab will make sure we are fit for fight come race day. Our team name was going to be Ironman & Phantom, but we changed to to TYR Warriors.
Aug 16 2014 I crossed the finish line of my first Ironman, 11:24:44. In the months leading up to the race I was not sure if this was going to be a one and done type of race, or if it was going to feel right and become one of those things I try to do every year.
What happened, how did I get there and was it a one off??
Here are some of the highlights of my return to athletics.
During the past three years I have post nearly 100 blogs on Funbeat (a really great Swedish site for registering workouts, discussing training and as well races in the forum). I have even tried posting race reports on TriScore (a fun site that lets endurance athletes compare results from variouos types of races; OW, Triathlon, Running, Biking, Swimrun…)