Another Ironman Copenhagen and a day with mixed feelings.
I promised a more detailed description and now a few days after I think I’m ready.
I was really looking forward to this race and my body was the best it’s been in the last year (not really saying a lot) #gettingold
I was very pleased with my swim and was for the first time under an hour (58.36). Moving on to the bike which I was looking forward to. I felt really good, stuck to the plan and came around better than expected (4.40.57 - avg. 38.44 k/h).
I could see that if I stuck to the plan, this could be a sub 9 hours.
Out on the run and I felt really good on the first few k’s, but already after 4k my stomach started to complain and I struggled for the rest of the run which included 5 visits to the toilet 💩💩💩💩💩. It really slowed me down but managed to come around on the marathon in 3.35.59 and a total finish time at 9.21.26. I must say that I was a bit disappointed crossing the finish line and the days afterwards as well, because I felt that I had a really good chance for something good.
I went for the slot allocation the day after and was lucky to pick up a slot for World Championship at Hawaii in October. So it all ended pretty good anyway 😃
Endlessly beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Maui. Vistas that filters cannot improve! Discovering a new paradise with my favorite human was truly the experience of a lifetime. More Maui spam (musubi... 😬) to come 🏝🏔 also enormous shoutout to @dnbarger for SPOT ON recommendations!! Your suggestions helped make this trip perfect 😍
A new Member Episode is available now!
On Members Episode 153: The Bigfoot Den, we have Wade and Candy joining The Confessionals to share their many experiences together. First they share about a time when they were stationed in Hawaii and had some of the worst hauntings of their lives - including an instance when Wade almost shot at a shadow figure in his home! We also talk about a chilling bigfoot den Wade came across, and more creepy experiences! Link to website in bio.