Norseman was the A-race this year and my goal was to win. At least that was what I said to my sponsors and everyone else. In that, I failed. I didn’t win. Most people imagined how bitter it must have been, racing for ten hours, leading nearly three of them, then being caught with 100 meters … Fortsett å lese It`s not about winning
Race report Norseman 2019 – the epic battle
Before the race, I was very calm and confident that I would win. I was out there to rip the field apart and truly smash it. Luckily I got tougher competition. Swim At the prerace briefing, we were told that we got the current against us and we could expect a slow swim. It was … Fortsett å lese Race report Norseman 2019 – the epic battle
Are you winning Norseman?
With just a few days until showtime in Eidfjord I have been asked «are you winning Norseman?» a lot lately. The «correct» answer is that my training has been good and I will do my best, but my competitors are strong and it will be the one who has the best day who will win. … Fortsett å lese Are you winning Norseman?
How to swim comfortably in 10 degrees Celsius water
I hate to freeze. It is just awful. I have never learned to enjoy it, no matter how many times I have exposed myself for it in an attempt to HTFU, short for «Harden The F*** Up». What I have learned is to not freeze while swimming in cold water, and that is done by … Fortsett å lese How to swim comfortably in 10 degrees Celsius water
Norseman 2019 – should you sign up?
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?
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
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
Ready for Norseman 2018
Tomorrow is the big day. The most important races of the three A-prioritized races this season. Norseman 2015 was the strongest performance ever. While my general fitness was even better in 2016, the race ended on the hospital and my first DNF. The performance last year was good, only beaten by a fantastic performance by … Fortsett å lese Ready for Norseman 2018
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
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?
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
Preparing for Norseman – Part 1 – The training
I will have my debut in Norseman this year, do you have any advice to share? This is a question I have been asked quite a bit. Unfortunately, the question is too general and unspecific to give a quick answer. In addition, the advice will vary greatly from person to person. The level of fitness, … Fortsett å lese Preparing for Norseman – Part 1 – The training
Dopingtestet på Norseman
Har jeg blitt dopingtestet? Det burde selvsagt vært oftere, men har skjedd tre ganger. To ganger etter Norseman og en gang etter Ironman 70.3 Haugesund. Heldigvis ble topp tre i årets Norseman (på herresiden hvertfall) testet for doping. Jeg hadde fullstendig tiltro til at både Lars Christian Vold og Jordan Rapp konkurrerte lovlig, og det … Fortsett å lese Dopingtestet på Norseman
Slagplanen er klar – årets konkurranser er satt
Vi triatleter er ofte tvunget til å planlegge lang tid i forveien. Om dette skyldes en lettere tvangsmessig trang til forutsigbarhet og måldrevenhet eller fordi konkurranser raskt blir utsolgt skal jeg ikke spekulere for mye i. Selv syntes jeg hvertfall at det er deilig å alle konkurransene på plass og alle flybilletter og hotellreservasjoner bestilt, … Fortsett å lese Slagplanen er klar – årets konkurranser er satt
Nytt år nye eventyr – påmeldt Patagonman
Igjennom Patagonman sin sponsor Merrell får jeg dekket deler av mine kostnader ifm konkurransen. Nå har det ikke blitt 2018 riktig enda, men vi pleier å planlegge året i god tid og de store planene for det nye året er allerede lagt. At det blir Norseman og et nytt forsøk på ny norske IM-rekord på … Fortsett å lese Nytt år nye eventyr – påmeldt Patagonman
Norseman avslag? Fortvil ikke…
Med 4417 søkere til 305 plasser så trenger du ikke å være spesielt begavet i matematikk for å se at de fleste vil få avslag, 4112 stk, for å være nøyaktig. Selv var jeg nærmest sikret en av de 15 eliteplassene og trengte ikke å vente like spent på epostens innhold. Likevel har jeg veldig … Fortsett å lese Norseman avslag? Fortvil ikke…
Påmeldt Norseman 2018 :D
Påmeldingen til neste års Norseman stengte kl. 18 i går. Som overskriften tilsier, så meldte jeg meg på. Det er utrolig kult at hele 4416 andre også valgte å «melde seg på», eller rettere sagt ta ett lodd i påmeldingslotteriet. Gratulerer til Norseman for ny påmeldingsrekord! Selv om jeg ikke avsluttet sesongen på topp og må … Fortsett å lese Påmeldt Norseman 2018 😀
Utstyr under Norseman 2017
Utstyret jeg brukte under Norseman 2017 er listet opp under. Dette var nøye valgt etter lang tids testing så hvis du lurer på hvorfor jeg valgte løsningen så spør gjerne. Svømming HUUB Albacore 3:5 str. ST våtdrakt HUUB Altair svømmebriller HUUB Swim Cap Fusion SLi tri shorts og top under i tillegg til Compressport R2 … Fortsett å lese Utstyr under Norseman 2017