Doing a triathlon in Patagonia – It’s been a dream since I first heard about the race last year. It is without a doubt beautiful, but also wild and challenging. Just like the true nature of an Xtri World Tour race. We had a great time since we arrived. Yet a bit more challenges than … Fortsett å lese Ready for Patagonman Xtreme Triathlon
I am a Quintana Roo ambassador and sponsored by their Norwegian retailer JBS Sport. For the Norwegians looking for a new triathlon bike and find QR interesting send a message to Jonas (at) jbssport.no or send JBS Sport a message on Facebook. Extra good prices will be given to those ordering their 2019 bike now. The … Fortsett å lese Meet my new love – The Quintana Roo PRsix Disc
Aerodynamic has been an extremely fascinating topic since I started with triathlon 10 years ago. My fascination made me use €1200 of my own money to be a few hours on the R.J. Mitchell wind tunnel in Southampton. The results were a true eye-opener. Ever since I had looked for an opportunity to get another … Fortsett å lese #FasterThanSuperman – becoming the worlds most aerodynamic triathlete
The headline is inspired by a topic text in the Norwegian bicycle forum I read a few years ago. Is your life worth €30? Yes, of course, it is. Most people would put a much higher value on their life than that. Still, it does not always look like that when being out in the … Fortsett å lese Is your life worth €30?
Why do you continue to race Norseman? I got this question recently from someone relatively new in triathlon, who was curious about what made Norseman special. Is it pleasant jumping out of a ferry in 15 degrees cold water? Is it nice to ride across the Hardangervidda plateau in the rain, fog and a bone-freezing strong … Fortsett å lese Norseman 2019 – should you sign up?
I am a Quintana Roo ambassador and sponsored by their Norwegian retailer JBS Sport. For the Norwegians looking for a new triathlon bike and find QR interesting send a message to Jonas (at) jbssport.no or send JBS Sport a message on Facebook. Extra good prices will be given to those ordering their 2019 bike now. After … Fortsett å lese Meet the Quintana Roo PRThree – a triathletes workhorse
Norseman 2016 ended in an ambulance and last years Norseman ended with the runner-up spot, a spot Lance Armstrong or people like him would call the first loser. My performance last year was very good, but I knew I had bigger potential and should be able to give Lars Christian Vold a better fight. I … Fortsett å lese Norseman 2018 – the failure
How do you know if someone is a vegan? They will tell you right away. I found that joke pretty good and not so far from the truth. Being vegan is a lifestyle and people with that lifestyle often want to spread their good and important message. Just for the record; I am not vegan. … Fortsett å lese The Vegan Triathlete?
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
Tomorrow will be my fourth try at Ironman Barcelona. Each year my performance has decreased so it is time break this trend. In 2016 I did Lofoten Triathlon and Challenge Almere between Norseman and IM Barcelona. Last year I only did Lofoten Triathlon, but only two weeks after Norseman and a bike crash between sent … Fortsett å lese Ready for Ironman Barcelona
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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