In my last post, I wrote about how the Escape from Alcatraz really broke down my motivation. I have not ridden a “real” bike since then and if you look at the sidebar on your right you’ll also see that I did a lot fewer races in 2018 as well.Read More
I have experienced a lot the last three months, but I haven't been too good at conveying my stories to you. These are my top ten pictures from this summer.
Racing the sun
After work I decided to bike for a surprise visit to my girlfriends parents, as Amalie was staying there that night. This meant getting to them before it got dark, chasing the sunset across Fyn. I got there 20 minutes before the sun was setting and it got dark. A very nice and beautiful bike trip!
Kystleden Half Marathon
Maybe the funnest and most challenging race I have done this year was the Kystleden Half Marathon in Norway. Although over half of the race was on asphalt, the forest, beaches and cobble stones was a huge challenge, not even mentioning the constant head wind.
This picture was taken by Amalie, with my childhood friend Lars Petter and I competing to see who could best each other throughout the entire race.
A trip with two faces
One of my very close friends played a volleyball tournament in Kerteminde and I decided to bike the 20k northeast in order to watch some games. I knew there was a chance for rain, but I didn't know that a thunderstorm was brewing. My trip to Kerteminde was against the clock with a thunderstorm in my heels, once I got to the tournament it was delayed because of all the lightning strikes in the surrounding area.
The rain stopped about 20 minutes after I arrived, and paved way to magnificent weather for my trip back to Odense.
Fresh water swimming
Many triathletes from Odense travel the short trip to Davinde Sø to swim. This is a freshwater lake that is exceptional for training. This picture is from my first time there, with my study and swim buddy Lars.
There is nothing better than visiting the place I grew up. It is the most beautiful place on earth, and I every moment being home is therapeutic and calming. Both these shots were taken the same day during a mountain run.
Before heading over to San Francisco I decided to train in choppy waters at Føns beach. Amalie and I went there on a beautiful evening and I got a couple of laps in, but the water was too choppy for long distance swimming! Turned out I didn't need to train swimming for Alcatraz at all...
The view on top of Silicon Valley
One of the early days on our trip to California was spent walking and running in Santa Teresa County Park. I also made a short Vlog from that day on top of Mount Coyote.
Beautiful Yosemite Valley
Probably one of the most memorable small trips we had this year was our trip to Yosemite Valley. It was absolutely stunning, and extra special as I got to share it with Amalie. I love this picture of us at the Vernal fall. Check out the Vlog below for a more detailed look at our day in the beautiful national park.
My ultimate goal of the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon is not to do a fast race. I will be there to enjoy the experience, to film and to get as much as possible out of the race. SO having a fast bike has not been a priority at all, but because I'm so tall I still ended up with one.Read More
I just took a look at the weather forecast for the next week, and although for other people's eyes this looks dreary and cold, this is great and uplifting news to me.Read More
I'm happy with this week's training plan. Monday's run was slow and long (24k) and yesterday's was short and harder (14k). I've had one long bike ride, one swim session and after today I'll have two leg workouts at fitness world as well.Read More
A week ago I went to a dinner together with my girlfriend and some of her friends. The subject of running came up, like it mostly does when I am present. The guy we visited is planning to run the same half marathon as me in May, but have never really tried long distance running before. He has already talked about this with some of his friends, and he got the advice to prioritize interval training. This is the wrong advice!Read More
Yesterday's Instagram post was finished with this question: "What are you training today?" And because of this a lot more people commented on my photos than usual. It wasn't just lots of those generic "insert emoji here" comments either, but more nice comments where people gave me several ideas and inspirations.Read More
Life on a bike indoors can at most be extremely boring and repetitive. I see many cyclists on instagram either getting a trainer that is compatible with zwift or using movies as a motivation to endure the boring scenery of the four walls surrounding them. I don't have a trainer yet and will not until next winter at the earliest and need to find alternative ways of enduring the repetitive task of staring into a wall for several hours.Read More
I usually have some routines when working out. I like to have a certain water bottle, I like to work out with a HR strap, I like to have my watch charged to full capacity and I like to use the same equipment every time. Sometimes though things doesn't go as you plan them.Read More
It's certainly nice to get back to training again. Yesterday I went to Fitness World for a two hour bike ride. Not a particular long ride, but long enough to get my body off from burning carbs and over to using fat as fuel.Read More