For a few years ago, let’s say in 2014, I had never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be ever competing in IRONMAN World Championships. For me it … Continue Reading IRONMAN World Championship 2017
It is two days until my race of the year, IRONMAN World Championships 2017. That means a 3800m swim in the Pacific Ocean, a 180km bike ride and a 42,2km … Continue Reading Aloha from Kona
In two weeks I hope to be enjoying the toughest day of my life, giving all and fighting with plenty of sisu. I’ve heard my sisu will be needed on … Continue Reading Two weeks until Ironman World Championships
IRONMAN Kona approaches. This is how I trained this week. It was probably the toughest training week I’ve done at home by far. My training camp in April had glimpses … Continue Reading 6 weeks to go – hard training week at home
My Kona countdown has already become a joke, but what can you do when you remember that one date very well, actually all the time. It comes in my dreams, … Continue Reading It is getting closer
Just like I said a year ago, I’ll say again: never skip a local triathlon race! That is especially true when it concerns Oslo Triathlon, folkefest with 17. May atmosphere! … Continue Reading Oslo Triathlon 2017
Quite many people have asked me what are the tricks to handle both an almost normal working life and almost professional triathlon life. I think that is always a difficult question. I … Continue Reading Work-triathlon-life balance – how to handle it?
As it felt a little stupid to spend entire summer holidays only for training, I did a three-day bike sightseeing trip in Norway. It was a great combination to give … Continue Reading Bike sightseeing in Telemark
I have a counter on my mobile phone. It says it is 90 days until IRONMAN Hawaii today. It is a long time, almost three months. Much can happens during … Continue Reading 90 days until Kona – to be used well
When I think about last Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund, the first thought that comes to my mind is how I lost the battle against stomach problems during the run. In … Continue Reading Overall AG winner but still loser
My race season is now finally successfully started. St. Pölten’s unluck turned to better luck and I got what I wanted: a better weather, a better race, a race until … Continue Reading 5th at Middle Distance European Championships – Race report from Challenge Herning
I was supposed to start my race season in IM70.3 St. Pölten yesterday. Unfortunately my trip was very unlucky this time. All ingredients of a disaster were indeed there and … Continue Reading Bad luck trip to St. Pölten
Three nights until this season’s first triathlon race, IRONMAN 70.3 St. Pölten, and actually any proper race. Last spring I did a few running and cycling races before I started my triathlon race … Continue Reading Excited and a bit scared before coming race season
The highlight of each spring is for sure a training camp. As my new year’s extempore training week in Fuerteventura was a flop, I was quite sure that 16 training … Continue Reading Mallis spring training camp
There is one Norwegian word that I like a lot, konkurranseinnsikt (‘competitive insight/mind’). It describes me quite well, very well indeed. I love winning and consequently I hate loosing. I … Continue Reading Birkebeiner tourist
My main focuses for this winter were to become a faster swimmer and a stronger cyclist. After last season, I considered myself a rather okay triathlon-runner. From my running splits’ perspective I … Continue Reading Swim check – what happened to my swimming this winter?