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?
I have nice news. I was invited to Team Arctic Triathlon by Wikborg Rein. It is a women’s triathlon team based in Norway. We are at the moment six girls, … Continue Reading New team
It has been surprisingly difficult to decide what to write in this blog lately. I don’t like to only list the trainings I’ve done and my feelings about the ongoing training. … Continue Reading February check
I think there is a big difference between proper triathlon training and doing a little bit of swim-bike-run stuff and maybe possible hundred other things. I feel like I am again … Continue Reading It feels like training again
One might think that travelling to a warm (and windy) place is a dream for a triathlete living in a cold and dark country in winter. Well, it always sounds … Continue Reading When things go wrong and then right
With this year post, I will imitate my best friend Terhi, who also wrote a nice report of her year 2016. January 43h training. I was basically sick the first three … Continue Reading 2016 – special in several ways
Marraskuu. Marraskuu… Se olisi ihan tarpeeksi hyvä syy kirjoittaa suomeksi tai vaikkapa savoksi, mutta eipäs nyt retkahdeta. Ruodussa kun on melkein aina hyvä pysyä. November. The darkest month of the … Continue Reading Winter training ongoing