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The Road To Kona For A AG 45-50
When I started triathlon back in 2006 I had no idea of what it actually was. A friend suggested late in 2005 - at a pre-skiing party that we should do a full Ironman!!!!
Despite several beers etc. I said flat out - NO. I hardly knew what it was, but having ran a few (slow) marathons, I knew it would be a LOT of training and cause a lot of pain before, during and after!!!
But the idea was planted in my head....not a good sign...so after a few weeks the three of us decided - why not?
Thinking back I assume my reasons was (but is not sure..):
- A ego boost to have done it (now I know that's actually the main reason for many first timers...)
- A reason to learn proper freestyle - have wanted to do that for many years, but never really prio. it.
- and finally - WHY NOT?
So the race was booked - a local Swedish IM distance race only 300km from Copenhagen in Kalmar. A nice and small beginner race with approx. 300 participants.
A great race for all newcomes - they have done it for years and know what they are doing - great little city and only a few hours from Copenhagen.
A OWS (OpenWaterSwim) in sea water, a nice and flat cycle route and a 3 lob city hot run.
The race went more or less as expected - okay swim, went to hard on the bike and therefore I died on the run - normal practice for a first timer. Finsh time jsut above 12 hours.
21 May 2011 »