Monthly Archives: November 2013

SM i simning!

 

 

Idag var det SM finaler på Valhalla. Flera från KBSS var där och gjorde bra resultat. Erik tog ju nytt svenskt rekord härom dagen!

Men för G och hans kompis var det en fin inspiration! Ser lite sega ut på bilden bara!

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Ironman and Aid??

EDIT:

The post below was written with the understanding that the word “proceedings” means “profit”. Which is does. Sometimes.

However, it may also mean “Revenue”. At best – it is unclear which of the meanings “proceedings” actually mean. Even within the context of a fundraising for charity, the definition is not clear.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8595805_proceeds-go-mean-money-donated.html

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/proceeds

http://thesaurus.com/browse/proceeds

But when highlighted an article at Slowtwitch, it became apparent that the full revenue goes to charity in this case. That clearly changes the picture from just another marketing initiative to something positive. So, sorry for that Mr Ironman and good luck.

But I still thing that Ironman could afford to throw in the same amount themselves. It the aim is 1000 t-shirts @ 30 USD, I believe Ironman could afford 30.000 USD?

After all, IKEA is donating more than 2 million. No, that is not Swedish Cronas, its 2 M USD.

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OK – Ironman may do great competitions and is an integral part of our sport that is clear.

However, they have now announced they will sell t-shirts for the aid of Philippines, where all the *profit* goes to charity. Great – or?

I believe this is a bit poor by IM – the only thing they actually do is to get their brand out (on T-shirts), get some cred for supporting Philippines – but it’ll cost them nothing?

I would have been happy to buy such a T-shirt if all the *revenue* went to charity or even “for every t-shirt sold, we will give equally much from the organization”. IM could have afforded that!

I think this is just a way of trying to positively positioning IM, without true engagement, in relation to a tragedy or catastrophe.

And by the way – where are the t-shirts produced and to which wages? Sub-minimal wages in the Philippines?

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2014 Goals getting clearer….

It was a very close call, but finally, I have been confirmed that there is a slot for me at Norseman Extreme Triathlon the 2nd of August 2014. Great news, a party of 4000+ height meters.

Within a few weeks, I hope that I will get a positive confirmation from Swissman Extreme Triathlon too, making the summer complete!

The goal is to perform as good or better than the Celtman Extreme Triathlon 2013, in which I came fourth after my foot injury. Consequently, the goal is to reach top5 in all these three Extreme Triathlons…. It’s not clear weather there is an official or inofficial top list of combined results in Extreme Triathlons, maybe I just have to compile one….

So, within a few weeks, I will be in a great position to set the lofty goals for 2014. My performances 2013 were alright, but the season clearly ended way too early due to my foot injury. It was a big loss not to be able to compete and perform well at Norseman 2013, but the inability to participate in other and local competitions was also disappointing.

I’ve already put together some training goals for the next six months (see previous post), but I will need to be both more specific and set my standards very high.

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Today I also got the possibility to test the new winter lenses from the awesome X-Kross sports glasses. I have experienced some fogging problems in cold environments before with average and non-specific sports glasses, so I am very excited to test these new anti-fogging Lenses.

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CX ride november

 

 

Today was a half bank holiday, so I took the office with me for a great CX ride on the small dirt roads in the surroundings. It was in total about 60 k (with some core training and indor spinning in between): http://connect.garmin.com/activity/398300810

Great to discover new roads with the cross bike, even though “the man with the hammer” almost caught me today again. Shifting weather – shorts in November, but also rain and some Autumn sun!

Who’s joining me Sat/Sunday?

Wearing Shorts in November – Great but unusal! Sorry for the non-Velominati  conforming legs.

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Maybe it is possible to swim here in August? With a helmet?

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Great double tracks in the wood!

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Getting muddy!

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Real muddy

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