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

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

Superklar for Halv-Fet Triathlon i morgen :D


I morgen går startskuddet på en av årets virkelig store høydepunkt, Halv-Fet Triathlon. Helt siden jeg traff arragør Werner Hålien på Swissman Xtreme Triathlon 2013 har jeg hatt lyst til å være med. I år klaffet det endelig med planene og jeg får være med å kjempe om den ærefulle premien, en halv kasse øl til … Fortsett å lese Superklar for Halv-Fet Triathlon i morgen 😀

Jeg, en vinnerskalle?


I blogginnlegget «Det viktigste er ikke å vinne» som jeg skrev rett før Norseman 2015 handlet det om hva som er mine mål med triatlon. Det handler ikke om å vinne. Uansett hvor klisjefylt og Bertrand Larssen-aktig det høres ut så handler det i mye større grad om å være den beste versjonen av meg … Fortsett å lese Jeg, en vinnerskalle?

Har du ikke tid har du ikke prioriteringer


Det er ikke rart at du får trent så mye, du som har så mye tid.  Du aner ikke hvor mange ganger jeg har hørt setningen over. Eller enda oftere med seg selv i sentrum og motsatt påstand; Jeg skulle gjerne trent mer men har ikke tid.  En uke består av 168 timer, verken mer eller … Fortsett å lese Har du ikke tid har du ikke prioriteringer

Ironman Texas – kjempens fall?


18 februar 1978 stod 14 menn og 1 kvinne på startstrekken til «Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon» i Honolulu.  3,8 km svømming, 180 km sykling og 42 km løping. Senere flyttet konkurransen til Kailua-Kona, men distansen og «hardheten» har vært den samme. Ved økende popularitet har behovet for flere konkurranser meldt seg og blitt spredt ut … Fortsett å lese Ironman Texas – kjempens fall?

The triathlete/cyclists guide to hairless legs


We can just admit it; legs, where you can see every muscle fiber firing like pistons under the tanned skin, is much more aesthetically pleasing compared to the pale hairy variants. When Specialized also found an average difference of shaved vs non-shaved legs to be 70 sec/40 km, or just over 5 minutes for 180 … Fortsett å lese The triathlete/cyclists guide to hairless legs

Beat the chill – how to swim comfortably in cold water


The last few days I got a lot of questions how I stand swimming in very cold water. It was a perfect subject for a blog post. Note that I am a former HUUB ambassador and have mostly equipment form them. Other products may, of course, be just as good. There is a two option you … Fortsett å lese Beat the chill – how to swim comfortably in cold water

Race report – Ironman 70.3 Marbella :)


Historically, the first race of the season has never been a good one for me. It does not help that the 70.3 distance is “too short”, for me to perform well. I definitely lacked the high speed a PRO swim start required, struggled with the surges on the bike and never had a superb short … Fortsett å lese Race report – Ironman 70.3 Marbella 🙂

Ready for Ironman 70.3 Marbella :)


Tomorrow at 07:50 the PRO field start at IM 70.3 Marbella. It will be the first race of the season, which historically never have been good. It is difficult to be in great race shape that early, especially if living and training in cold North Europe, and racing in warmer weather. This time, however, I … Fortsett å lese Ready for Ironman 70.3 Marbella 🙂

The effect of weight in Norseman for «Average Joe»


I wrote about the effect of weight in the Norseman bike course a short while ago. In the comments someone mentioned some like; «sure, now I just got to lose 10 kg and increase my FTP by 50 %». While irony is impossible to read I could sense a bit of it in that sentence. … Fortsett å lese The effect of weight in Norseman for «Average Joe»

The Norseman bike course – the effect of weight


In the discussion of the topic “what bike to choose in Norseman”, it comes down to TT-bike VS road bike with clip-on. TT-bikes are more aerodynamic while road bikes are lighter. Then, what is the effect of weight in a course like Norseman? Calculating the effect of weight in uphill can be done without fancy … Fortsett å lese The Norseman bike course – the effect of weight

Assioma Duo watt pedals – initial review


Using a power meter for training and racing is very valuable. It is one of the first things I would recommend people buying when starting with triathlon after the must-haves, like goggles, wetsuit, bike, running shoes and trisuit. My experience with power meters goes back a few years. I first got a wheelset with a … Fortsett å lese Assioma Duo watt pedals – initial review

Langvarig strekk på baksiden av låret


Under fjorårets Ironman Barcelona fikk jeg en strekk på baksiden av høyre lår. Min første tanke var; Flaks, på sesongens siste konkurranse! En strekk, eller en liten rift i vevet, trenger ro og hvile for å bygge seg opp igjen. Sesongpausen, den 4 – 8 uker lange perioden med nesten ingen treningsmengde, er en ypperlig … Fortsett å lese Langvarig strekk på baksiden av låret