Jeg valgte temaet “Tro kan flytte bjerge” og valgte at bruge min Ironman og de emner omkring det til at holde talen om. Talen kan du se her under.
Jeg fik en delt 2 plads med de tre øvrige deltager. Jeg var ret præcis med at få ramt de 5 minutter tale skulle være. Det var ret underholdene at holde præsentationen, selv om jeg var lidt presset til tider.
Der er mulighed for forbedringer i det. Et at dem var at jeg skulle bevæge mig mere rundt. Så skulle jeg have overholdt formalia meget bedre.
Det havde nok også hjulpet hvis jeg havde haft mulighed for at se uret og kunne disponere bedre ud fra det.
Sunday I did my first ever ironman the Copenhagen Challenge. I did it in 11 hours 8 minutes. I did have a really fine day where I learn a lot of my body.
I have recorded a small video of the event, right after the finish. I’m probably not speaking clearly.
I saw a lot of people going out with punctured tires. I was hoping that I was not going to experience a flat, which thankfully never happened. I had filled the bag with to spare tubes, so I was prepared.
When I switched to the run the first 1½km until the first sign I saw was really long. It seemed like I had run for ever before I just saw that sign. Then the run started to be much better. I had expected to have some problems with the knees, but they thankfully never came. I guess the slow running style and the long practice had helped with strengthening my legs. I just felt strong.
It was such a wonderful experience to participate in the event. All the crowds that cheered along the way it gave an extra boost to see people sitting outside their house and having breakfast to watch us. On the running corse it was also real powerful to cheer on me with my name.
On the bike course there was an extra bonus. Normally when I see a traffic light change to yellow I stop paddling. Then I remembered that they have stopped the traffic for me. It gave an extra boost, also to go full speed into all the lights. It was also interesting to watch that the cars were stopped for our sake. I do feel the cars that they had to wait for us on all the traffic jams in Lyngby/Holte area. Sorry, but we had fun.
I had the following splits. I had expected 1:05 for the swim, and then 6:30 for the bike and 4:12 for the run. So it was a real god presentation. I was trying not to pace my self to hard during the first part of the biking trip. I hoped just on getting by and staying well within my comfort range. When I found that the speed was around the 32, then I was quite happy. I had a bit of side stitch in the first hour of the bike, but it just despaired.
On Sunday the August 15 2010 I’m going to partcipate in my first Ironman distance run. Challengecopenhagen.
I have starting number 854.
If you want to follow me in my progress the easy way is to use the SMS service:
SMS Service (only available for danish phone numbers) – Text “Challenge start 854” to 1276 where xxxx is the start number, e.g “Challenge start 212”. You will then receive all split times and finish times during race day. The cost is 50øre per sms received. You can always stop this service by sending “Challenge stop xxxx”.
There will hopefully be around 26 times, so the cost is 13kr.