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Total Time = 11h 32m 24s
Overall Rank = 766/2200
Age Group = 35-40
Age Group Rank = 120/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4 am (race start at 7 am) and had a great breakfast. Oat meal, avocado and 2 slices of bread with cottage cheese and peanut butter. Drinking powerbar drink all morning.
Event warmup:

short jog, jumping jacks
  • 1h 14m 3s
  • 3800 meters
  • 01m 57s / 100 meters

LOTS of fog/mist making navigation hard for some. I had no issues
What would you do differently?:

Not much actually. Very good swim. Maybe i would push a bit harder. I felt very comfortable all the way. Almost at a resting pace. But did that intentionally.
Transition 1
  • 03m 47s

Pretty good T1. Suit stuck a little . My family waved at me when i was running to my bike, i wave back and missed my bike isle. had to turn around and run back.
What would you do differently?:

Mark my bags better, with some couloring band or such. But didnt have any problems finding, just a thought.
  • 5h 58m 19s
  • 180 kms
  • 30.14 km/hr

Jumped on my bike and fastened my shoes after 2-3 km when getting up the speed. Drank and ate to get some energy back from swim first 20 minutes.
Over the long bridge to Oland (8k bridge) was awesome. Bridge is closed normally and only allowed with cars. 120k on the island and back on the bridge. 60k north out from Kalmar was a bit boring with not many spectators.
What would you do differently?:

Train more bike. Im very weak here. But satisfied with my effort allthesame.
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

Jumped off bike and passed LOTS of people that walk off the bike. Trained a lot and running off bike and NAILED it!!
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Pretty much a perfect T2.
  • 4h 14m 5s
  • 42.2 kms
  • 06m 01s  min/km

Happy with my run effort. Could keep an pretty solid run pace all the way. No wall, no walking and not much suffering actually. Kept eating and drinking very good.
What would you do differently?:

Get faster :D
Post race
Event comments:

Awesome race with lots of people along the way. Good effort , excellent nutrition and great planned pacing.

Last updated: 2015-11-01 12:00 AM
01:14:03 | 3800 meters | 01m 57s / 100meters
Age Group: 120/
Overall: 766/2200
Performance: Good
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
05:58:19 | 180 kms | 30.14 km/hr
Age Group: 186/
Overall: 1140/2200
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:14:05 | 42.2 kms | 06m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 159/
Overall: 921/2200
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2016-08-23 4:40 AM

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2016-08-25 8:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Kalmar Sweden

Awesome job! The windmills on Oland are so pretty. Was it windy this year?

2016-09-01 4:41 AM
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Not really , i must say the conditions were great! The last loop of 60k is a bit boring though :D
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