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
Offseason is now over. I started training towards next season this Tuesday, 1st of November. Kona countdown in my mobile phone says 342 days. It is a long time to … Continue Reading Starting new training season – out of shape
Offseason = a time of year when a particular activity, typically a sport, is not engaged in. For a triathlete offseason would in theory mean a period without swimming, cycling and running. … Continue Reading Offseason – Do I need it?
My race season ended to Ironman Mallorca. I was at the same time happy and a little sad. This season had felt at times quite long. At the end of August … Continue Reading Thougths after season 2016
Ironman triathlon, I love it! Or probably I should say that I love my first Ironman. As my namesake Heini told me on the race week, the first Ironman is … Continue Reading My first IRONMAN – IRONMAN Mallorca 2016
I arrived yesterday noon in Alcudia. From then on, it is getting to know the cycling and running routes and familiarising myself to clear water swimming without wetsuit. I am not … Continue Reading In Alcudia
I have 10 days until my first Ironman race, Ironman Mallorca. I am getting very excited now! :D :) :D :o The day before Challenge Tønsberg I had the feeling … Continue Reading Getting excited!
I raced last Saturday in Challenge Norway, which was arranged for the first time. The race was held in the beautiful city of Tønsberg, a bit more than 100 kilometers … Continue Reading Good and tough day at Challenge Norway
Never skip a local triathlon race! That was very true in Oslo Triathlon last Saturday. Racing in hometown was again luxury: sleeping in own bed, swim-bike-running in familiar everyday training spots, … Continue Reading Oslo Triathlon 2016
As people say, times flies when you have fun. Apparently ironman training is so fun that time towards my ironman debut is going very fast, slightly too fast. I remember … Continue Reading 6 weeks to go
In a full distance triathlon, cycling split is 18o kilometers. That scares me. That scares me almost more than the marathon, which should be run after the cycling split. I … Continue Reading Getting ready for those 180 kilometers
I travelled right after IM70.3 Haugesund to Finland. My plan was to see friends, train, relax and compete in Finnish half distance championships on July 16th. All went according to … Continue Reading DNF at Finntriathlon Joroinen and Ironman at sight
Race season continued last Sunday when I competed for the first time in an Ironman branded race, IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund. It was a “flott” race trip, full of action and excitement. … Continue Reading 5th at IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund
I had signed up for Styrkeprøven Ladies Edition, cycling race from Lillehammer to Oslo last autumn. I have no memories of how that happened and why I did it. I guess … Continue Reading Styrkeprøven Ladies Edition