11 days left until Swimrun debute

Less than 11 days left until Fredrik and I make our debute in Swimrun.

Last night we jogged around a lake for 6.5km together. I had 1km before meeting up with Fredrik and 2.5km after to get up to 10km.

No pain or discomfort today so that’s a good sign. I thought we held 6min/km but we were closer to 6:15. But we were relaxed and talked the entire time.

Depending on the weather I think stockholm swimrun will take us about 3.5 hrs –> 2.5 running and 1 swimming. 

Magic hands and training friends

I have said it before and I will say it again, anyone who leads an active life really needs to find a someone they can trust to help them keep their body going; a massage therapist, a physical therapist or a naprapath.

Over two years ago I was introduced to Leon Hobro from Dynamic Training & Rehab. He kept my body going through my IM training and has been a big part in my return to training and my new goals with SwimRun this summer.
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A summary of Dec and a look back on 2014

For the 4th month in a row, training has been an after thought, last minute planning thing to squeeze in. But not because the desire to work out was not there, but my new tattoo caused me to miss a swim practice, then another Sunday I stood on the side to coach my newbies and help them get updated base times for this winter/spring swim training. I missed then a few more swim practices because of another week in Dubai and then it was Christmas break. But there was no good reason for me not to run or bike more. I did manage to get more time in the gym in December than I did the rest of the year.

My December had the least amount of training since Sept 2013 when I broke my collarbone.
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Swedish Long Course Nationals in Falkenberg

This morning I did my second real WoD.  Maybe not the best timing, but I am so out of shape there is nothing I can do now that will help or hurt me.

Tomorrow I pick up a van, and then four of my teammates will head to Falkenberg, 180 km away, for the Swedish LCM National Championships.

I am taking a step back from going all in and swimming all the individual events, this time I will only swim eight races over three sessions.

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Dubai, Oman, Höstsimiaden & Swedish Nationals this week…

This turned out to be longer than I planned.

On the 12th of Nov I traveled back to Dubai. It was my longest trip away from home since before Viola was born. After traveling all day wednesday I had a 12 hour work day visiting our potential new supplier on Thursday. Since the hotel gym is open 24 hours I enjoyed a late work out to clear my mind.
The Emirates weekend is Friday-Saturday, but with my office working as usual on Fridays I decided to work out of the hotel. Around 16:00 local time I turned my computer off and was ready for my one day off. I went to the gym for nearly 3 hours. Man it felt so good to workout two days in a row.

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