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.
There is also a live timing on the internet, see http://www.challengecopenhagen.com/da/component/content/article/308-for-spectators.
The Biking and swimming course can be seen on the course homepage. http://www.challengecopenhagen.com/da/challenge-copenhagen/kompetencer/bike
Sunday I participated in my first Olympic length Triathlon (1500 m swimming, 40 biking, 10 km running) in Næstved, Denmark. It was the canal triathlon. I just had one problem, I had not trained my running to run to the full length, so I had to stop short after 5 km. I did the length in 2:03. The result can be found there. I did try the race to get to know more about, how Triathlons are performed.
I missed a triathlon handlebar for my bike. I would be much easier to drive with and requires less effort hopefully. I also needed some vaseline, so the swim suit did not create as many marks and was easier to get off. After the swimming, I did have problems with getting changed for the bike ride, it took too long time. I had not practiced the changes, so there is room for improvement.
The great thing was that I was in front of some of the triathletes (them with timetrials bikes), after the biking trip. That was quite interesting to not be the latest after the biking trip.
I’m looking forward to the next triathlon that I can participate in, and hope I’ll be able to run the full length.