The past few years I have focused on Ironman brand events and this year I decided to take a different direction to choose events purely by my own interest in them. The main goal was selected as Embrunman in France in August because I love to ride in the mountains and that is an epically hard course in the mountains. I recently realized I could fit in Challenge Roth into my schedule and thats been an event I have long wanted to do. Many have told me how special the event and the atmosphere is, so now I finally get a chance to do it! Of course I have my own targets in regards to time, as the course is know for being very fast. But mainly I am excited to experience the world's largest event with a long prestigious history.
Like everything this year my buildup to Roth has been very different than in years past. I have done a lot more work in the gym for one. And now I have cut back on the total volume but really focused on the key tough sets to push those better. In two weeks i will know if it has worked but so far I am quite happy how my body has responded. Today was my last long run of 30km and now its mostly about getting rested up and staying fresh. I will do one more short race here in Finland with Finntriathlon Vierumäki then make my way to Roth to see what this whole event is all about!
Bye for now.