Hard Ironman training at PlayitasJune 28, 2010
I just got back home after a week in training camp at Playitas, Fuerteventura. I'm training my most hard ironman sessions at the moment leading up to Ironman Roth on July 18.
I was joined by a group of athletes that challenges Copenhagen - www.challengecopenhagen.com
The the former Danish professional athletes, cyclist Rolf Sørensen and golfer Steen Tinning, are also training for Challenge Copenhagen, and I have coached them since this winter. They both look good and have had a solid training week at Playitas.
I have also biked with Hans Nilsson, a young and promising long distance triathlete and the young guys from the Danish development team, Andreas Schilling and Thomas Strange were able to push me in the swim.
My training in progress
It felt good to train as much as I did this past week. I am progressing again after a difficult start to the season with
the hip/back/pelvis problems and
results that doesn't reflect my usual top performance level.
My running is now on a reasonable level, my biking is improving all the time and I am very stabile in my swimming.
I'm in a very hard training period now leading up to Ironman Roth on July 18, and I am looking forward to a high level competition race before my big goal: Ironman Hawaii. Roth is primarily a part of the build up to Hawaii, but I hope to perform well and to be pushed by the high level competition that races in Roth.
At the bottom of the blog is my training done at Playitas the past week.
Trips4tri is well under way
I also spent time on planning this coming winter where my family and I will live at Playitas a large portion of the winter.
My new company www.trips4tri.com
Danish champs on Olympic distance
This Sunday i will compete at the Danish champs on the Olympic distance. The big favourite must be Jens Toft from the Danish national team who competes primarily at this distance and who beat both Martin Jensen and myself 3 weeks ago at the sprint champs (750-23-5).
I can't expect to deliver a victory when I'm in my hardest ironman training and on a distance I haven't raced since the Olympics in 2008. I'm gonna fight to be at the top and I hope to be able to win team gold with my team mates at Sigma Tri, Rasmus Petræus and Jacob Petersen-Bach.
I finally got my new Specialized Shiv TT bike, and I'm looking very much forward to ride it these coming days! So far I have rode the Transition model this year.
Training in Playitas:
Arrived Thursday at 1PM.
3 km swim and 1 hour and 40 mins run.
6 hours on the bike including one and a half hour in my ironman pace at the end of the session. 30 mins brick run and 4 km swimming in the afternoon/night.
2 hour easy bike. Physichal workout. Afternoon: 5 km hard swim and 75 mins run.
6 hours on the bike including one and a half hour in my ironman pace at the end of the session
. 50 mins brick run in tempo 3:50/km.
Rest day. 1,5 hour easy bike. 5 km open water swim.
5 hour bike including 1 hour in ironman pace at the end. 45 mins brick run in tempo 3:35/km. 4 km swim
in the afternoon/night
5 hour bike at steady pace. 1 hour easy run
. 5 km hard swim, open water.
1 hour morning swim. Departure at 9AM.