I want the title in HawaiiOctober 8, 2010
This will be the last blog before the big day on Saturday and I feel ready for a shot of the Ironman World Championship title. My training has been pretty ideal the last many weeks and opposed to last year I've been able to follow my schedule 100 percent without interferrences. My bike has still not been optimal but after my physio Bjørn came to Kona and got to work on me it's been better. I'm sure I will reach my level on Saturday. My swimming and running is still according to plan and I feel as well prepared this year as I was last year before my accident with the broken hand. The big difference this year is that I have been able to train all the way up to the race.
Training with the rivals
I have been training over here in a group of fellow Dane Martin Jensen and Dirk Bockel - a long time friend and training partner, but the group have also on occations teamed up with Macca, also a Specialized athlete, and Terenzo Bozzone from New Zealand.
We randomly met some of the other pro's down at the swim start one day and Dirk asked Terenzo and Macca if they wanted to join. We have trained a little with them and also crossed paths with Crowie during swimming but the past week everybody minds their own business and puts on their poker face. Everybody looks really lean and fit so I think it os going to be a really cool race on Saturday.
High expectations after Roth and Hawaii last year
I usually perform well in the heat and I know that many expect me to do well this year and I feel fine about the pressure. Most of it comes from myself anyway as it is my dream to win here and I think I have it in me to be the Ironman World Champion. Everybody who dreams of winning this must be able to cope with the word 'favorite' sticking to them and if you want to win you deal with it automatically. I'm just looking forward to getting out there and race my very best and to show that I'm capable of doing what I and others expect me to do.
During the race my Facebook fan page
See all the information you need to be able to see the race live in the press release on the website and on Facebook. Game is ON on October 9 2010 and I'm ready!
All the best,