Race report Ironman Barcelona 2018


Like mentioned in my previous blog post “Ready for Ironman Barcelona”, I had a steady performance decline the last races, despite being in better shape (FTP, CCS and run speed) and training more and harder than ever. That was frustrating for sure and with a race schedule that was too hard I lacked the energy … Fortsett å lese Race report Ironman Barcelona 2018

Test av Santini Redux bib – sykkelbukse for lange turer


Spinn.no som er forhandler av Santini kom med forespørsel om jeg ikke ønsket å teste deres tridrakt Redux Trisuit, samt Santini Redux bib og Classe trøye. Innlegget skal derfor merkes med reklame. Hva er viktig med sykkelbekledning? For meg er det aller viktigste at du legger så lite merke til den som mulig. At det ikke … Fortsett å lese Test av Santini Redux bib – sykkelbukse for lange turer

Norges råeste triatlonsykkel?


Det er med stor glede og stolthet å kunne annonsere at jeg er blitt en ambassadør for triatlonsykkelmerket QuintanaRoo. Det amerikanske triatlonsykkelmerket har laget triatlonspesifikke sykler siden 1989 og vært en pionér innen dette nisjesegmentet siden. Når jeg skulle velge ny sykkel så hadde jeg et mål, å skaffe den beste sykkelen for meg som … Fortsett å lese Norges råeste triatlonsykkel?

A week in hell – my training preparations before Ironman Barcelona


I just thought I would share my training the last week before the last week prior to Ironman Barcelona 7.Oct. The training sessions are planned in detail of my coach Carson Christen in Trisutto & Torden Multisport. Note that while my normal training plan usually is fairly tough, it is not as hard as these … Fortsett å lese A week in hell – my training preparations before Ironman Barcelona

Long term review of the Assioma Favero power pedals


Early this year I got the Assioma Favero power pedals and my initial review of the pedals written in March can be read here: https://triallan.com/2018/03/29/assioma-duo-watt-pedals-initial-review/ I then found a lot of positive things about the pedals. This is how hower measurement should and need to be. Super easy to set up, reliable, accurate and “idiot … Fortsett å lese Long term review of the Assioma Favero power pedals

Hjelmpåbud – et livsfarlig tiltak


Med ujevne mellomrom er det diskusjoner og ytringer angående hjelmpåbud for syklister. Sist ute var Geraint Thomas, årets Tour de France vinner, som mente at det var ingen grunn til at det ikke burde være påbudt. Vi har også hatt mange opphetede debatter i Norge om emnet med tunge aktører som støtter hjelmpåbud. Min påstand … Fortsett å lese Hjelmpåbud – et livsfarlig tiltak

Improving the quality of your open water swims


Note that I am a Polar ambassador and their product is mentioned in the blog post Do you find open water swims a nice experience, but lacking the focus, speed and overall quality you get from swimming in the pool? If your answer is yes you were in the same position as me early this … Fortsett å lese Improving the quality of your open water swims

Norseman by the numbers – a post race analysis


I am an ambassador for Polar and BestBikeSplits.com mentioned in this article While being good at following numbers during a session, I very rarely do post training or racing analysis. Going thru the race combining the pure numbers and an honest view of your performance is key to improve performance in the next race. This … Fortsett å lese Norseman by the numbers – a post race analysis

Lars Christian Vold VS Allan Hovda at Norseman – downhill riding


The bike part of this years Norseman was the most fun bike part I had in a race ever! I was close to my toughest competitor, Lars Christian Vold the whole time and had the battle against each other that I wanted. When we arrived at Geilo, 90 km on the bike course, the cat … Fortsett å lese Lars Christian Vold VS Allan Hovda at Norseman – downhill riding

Braun iCheck® 7 – a review of the blood pressure monitor


Note that this article is written in cooperation with Braun A representative from Braun Healthcare asked me the following: Hi Allan, do you want to try out the newest blood pressure monitor from Braun? My answer: No, why should I want to have a blood pressure monitor? Braun rep: well, you are an athlete, you … Fortsett å lese Braun iCheck® 7 – a review of the blood pressure monitor

Race report Norseman 2018


Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2018 was mine to win. I had my eyes on it since my DNF in 2016. In 2017 I struggled to get the physical puzzle together with my (too) hard training regime. This year, however, I was certain I was balancing the delicate knife-edge of training/over-training. Coach Carson Christen at Trisutto made … Fortsett å lese Race report Norseman 2018

Power to the people – my thoughts of power meters in cycling


Tools for measuring power output in cycling have been available for quite a while now. In the early days, it was very expensive and unpractical regarding calibration and maintenance. It has done small progression each year but still been on the expensive and unpractical. At least until now. This year a few new products were … Fortsett å lese Power to the people – my thoughts of power meters in cycling

Race report – Ironman 70.3 Haugesund


Igjen hadde Haugesund duket for triatlonfest og for aller første gang så har jeg ikke hatt et snev av å grue meg litt. Alltid har gleden vært størst, men etter å ha stått på startstreken år etter år med 10 grader og regn så har det vært et tidspunkt der jeg har ønsket med tilbake … Fortsett å lese Race report – Ironman 70.3 Haugesund

Tips til frakt av sykkel med bil


Merk at jeg er sponset av Bilia/Volvo og derfor har brukt min Volvo XC40 i bildene Det er flere måter å frakte sykkelen i bil på og her vurderer jeg fordelene og ulempene med de forskjellige løsningene. Sykkelen kan enten plasseres: Inne i bilen På hengerfeste På taket Inne i bilen– For sykkelen er dette … Fortsett å lese Tips til frakt av sykkel med bil

Preparing for Norseman – Part 2 – The equipment


I will have my debut in Norseman this year, do you have any advice to share? As I said in Preparing for Norseman – Part 1 – The training, the question above is something I get a lot, but it is a topic which can be the subject for a book or two. In the last … Fortsett å lese Preparing for Norseman – Part 2 – The equipment