Saturday, May 22, 2010

triathlon training camp: denmark - day 2

6 am! My alarm goes off again.
I really want to sleep some more, but I need to get up.
My 2 roommates are not moving yet, but I stumble out to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee and have a youghurt.
I manage to get the other 2 guys up. I am in the pool at 6:45 and join the others with todays program. After an hour I had about 2500 meters... a little bit more than yesterday.
Breakfast at 8:15.
We meet up at 9:15 to discuss todays ride. We could have called todays ride "Going west" alternate name could be "My butt hurts".
We decide to head straight west towards Løkken, on the west coast. It´s a straight shot out, and just under 60 km. Today´s ride was much more organized, and we only had one stop on the way over... and no flats! We made it in 2 hours and 15 minutes, with an average speed of about 26 km/h. Once in Løkken we pigged out on snacks. It is a beautiful little town, with cafes which served us ice cream and cakes and coffee. True triathlon diet.
Our planned 30 minute break turned into 50 minutes. We decide to head further north towards Lønstrup before turning back east. The weather was incredible all day! About 20 degrees and sunny, with very little wind considering we are in Denmark.
A couple of people struggled with knees and backs, so the speed was a little slower. But none of us really minded. We started out with about 17 in our group, but we split up a few times depending on how fast/slow they wanted to ride.
The trip back was about 76 km and took us 3 hours. Average speed was 25 km/h.
So, total actual cycling time was 5 hours 25 minutes.
People were coming back from their trips and we compared stories on the lawn before we headed in for dinner.
I even managed to squeeze in a 20 minute run right after the ride :-)

1 comment:

  1. Takk for at du deler dine opplevelser. Morsomt for oss sååååååå langt bort å følge med deg. Håper vi får samme fine været i Danmark når vi kommer :-)Texasfolket