Saturday, June 30, 2007


Today is the IRONMAN GERMANY! Good luck to everyone. But for sure to:
- Nicole LEDER # 55
- Nicole TÖPFER # 59
- Iris TIEDEKEN # 61
- Henning MOHR # 1682
- Nobuyuki TANAKA # 1772 ("GAMBATE - JOE")
- Petr VABROUSEK # 11 (my racenumber from Ironman CDA!!!)
- Hubert HAMMERL # 13
- Uwe WIDMANN # 4
- Lothar LEDER # 8
... hope I forgot nobody!
Have a great race, I will sit in the plain back home.

Nothing to do, so ...

Well this project was set on paper for weeks. And now I finaly pushed myself to start it. Got up early to at lest finish most of it. Deb wanted some small vegetable patches in her back yard. Rob (Denise´s husband - Deb´s sister) helped with all the planing and material-list. THANKS!!! After a couple of hours outside and a sour back (again - had that in the Ironman big time), I´m done and Deb is happy. So a WIN WIN Situation. Next time when I´m back, I´m looking in foward to have home-grown Salad and herbs. Go for it!
Have a fun day and a good rest for all the Ironman Germany Athlets.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, June 28, 2007

i´m not parking ...

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." [Author unknown]
Drive safely - Aloha --- Kjell

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ironman Coeur d´Alene ...

Check this: Ironman Coeur d´Alene!
Hope you all like it.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Relaxation, need to ...

"Relaxation techniques are used by people who wish to relax, for a wide variety of reasons. Since the 1960s, research has indicated strong correlations between stress levels and physical and emotional health. Meditation was among the first relaxation techniques shown to have a measurable effect on stress reduction. In the 1970s, self-help books teaching relaxation techniques began to appear on bestsellers lists. [1] In 1975, The Relaxation Response by Harvard Medical School professor Herbert Benson, MD and Miriam Z. Klipper was published. Their book has been credited with popularizing meditation in the United States." [source: Wikipedia] ... but it´s not easy.
Relax - ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


The race didn´t turned out, what I expected. I mean my performance, but have a look what I found ...
ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, June 24, 2007

I´m not complaining or looking for excuses ...

... but the swiming felt, beeing in the bearing sea (so cold and wavy).
... on the bike I never had a moment where I warmed up. I was allways cold. So my musels where hard and then my lower back started to hurt realy bad. After a while I had no feeling anymore in my back. It effected my paddeling, so my splits where getting slowlier and slowlier.
... the runningpart was to warm up before the finish. The second half on the Marathon was faster than the first. It took me maybe 10k to get into my running feeling.
Here are the Pro results. Place 19 from 19 finisher, GRR!
Swim - 01:07:21
Bike - 05:29:20
Run - 03:23:11
Total - 10:03:51
Here a picture from the swimstart, more on Ironmanlive!
Happy day --- Kjell

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ironman Coeur d'Alene - LIVE ...

CHECK the race online and follow me (Nr. 11): IRONMANLIVE! Or the Livestream (Online-TV)!
Have a relaxing Sunday, I will work hard.
All the best and thanks to everyone for the support!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, June 22, 2007

Beautiful Coeur d`Alene ... racepreview

This is a nice pre-race Trailer. Have a look!
Ironman Coeur d´Alene Trailer
Wish me luck, good legs, mental power and just a fun day!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Greetings from Japan ...

Got this picture from Mijako. Berit (english/german teacher) took this picture with her german students and sended it to me. Thank you:
ALOHA --- Kjell

Helmet-problems, but ...

At the Pro-Race-Briefing I found out that my Aerohelmet is not approved for this event. The missing Sticker to be a CPSC certified helmet, wasn´t there. Not on this brand. To bad and now? I talked to a few people and I accually got some nice answers, but no real solution. So I started to look on the Expo and asked someone at a bike place for a helmet. They don´t have any, but he knew someone. So I finaly met Marc Lauzon from TriBike Transport and he had one. He gave it to me for the race right away. Thanks and you should check his idea, the TriBike Transport is a great thing!
... the Carboloading was fun and all the other stuff, too! Now I put my feet up and focus on Sunday. I´m ready.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Winning - Losing ...

"The opposite of winning isn't losing. It's quitting." [Martha Rosett Lutz]
Thanks Sandy for sending me this quote!
Happy running - ALOHA Kjell

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

THANK you ...

The race is getting closer and I wanna thank you everyone who helped and supported me on the way to IDAHO. It was a long day with good training (thanks Peter), my Sponsor-support (check: IronHamburger), friends (Sandy Thank you so much for everything!!!) and of course my familie here in Alexandria. I stayed here for a couple weeks and it was allot of fun beeing with you and getting ready. Thank´s Deb, Scott, Ali, Bailey-Riese and Hannah:
Have a fun day.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene: North American Pro Men’s race ...

This is the pre-race articel from! Have a look: "A strong field has assembled to compete for the $50,000 being offered to the men at Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene this weekend (Ford Ironman USA Lake Placid will host the women’s pro race this year, alternating with Coeur d’Alene)." [source: Ironmanlive] and more under!
Getting ready to leave to Idaho.
ALOHA ---Kjell

Monday, June 18, 2007

Training miles in Alexandria ...

A little math. These are my statistics for my training here in Alexandria:
- total miles - 2238,23miles
- average week - 305,10miles
- swimming (total) - 45miles
- biking (total) - 1880,13miles
- running (total) - 313,10miles
- Total Training hours - 170,3 hours

Happy Training. ALOHA Kjell (I´m ready!)

His name is ...

The decision is made. A name is found for the new familymember:Baily-Riese (hope the spelling is correct)?!
Here is the place where he came from: Statesman Welsh Springers! He is an explorer and so much fun:
Have a fun day - ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ironman Japan

The Ironman Japan was on Sunday, but when I woke up this morning (Sunday) the race was allready finished. One of my first things I did was to check the results oneline and there must be a database-error, because the biketimes are way to slow. I guess these times are the swim-and biketime in one. But you can see the totaltime and placements. And it as nice to see that two Athlets I know won the race.
I met Park the first time in Korea (2004) during the Taifun Ironman (without the swim) and after that we see each other a couple times a year. He is so much fun, Congratulations Park - Fighting!
Naomi is the Nr. one on the woman Ironman distance in Japan. She is allways smiling and allot of fun. Food is most important to her, so Naomi´s Blog is called 95% about food. Beside that she just won her second Ironman, Congratulations.
And congratualtions to the Raceoffice for annother great Ironman Japan, that is a fantastic race.
Have a good recouvery, ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, June 15, 2007

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim ...

Wow, this sounds like fun, even I´m not a good swimmer! But why is it so expensive - $1,285. On the other hand you get the possibility to swim arround Manhatten. For me, well maybe one day.
"On June 16, 2007 the Foundation will present the annual 28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. This is our longest and premier event of the season, a full counter-clockwise circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan." [Source: nycswim]
Happy swim
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Look here, I finaly decided to get a new bike:
I thought my CEEPO was to fast, fun, good looking, high-end, light ... [check out: CEEPO GER / CEEPO JAPAN]!
Fun Training - ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


This info will not effect my training or confidence to have a good race in 10 days. I was asking everyone to find out how long the pool (Mount Vernon Rec. Center) is, where I train most. So after a little more than a month I found out, the pool is 25 yards. So thats the reason why my times are sooo fast there!
I looked for a calculator and here is one online.

Ironman-Streit, fight ...

Big fight on TV!
Gespräch Kurt Denk / Kai Hundertmarck.

Well --- Kjell

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New family member ...

Scott and Ali went to Georgia and get their new family member. The two did the way in 2 days. Thats a long drive. Here the first impression of ... - the name isn´t decided yet:

Have lots of fun!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, June 10, 2007

6 days to the Ironman Japan and ...

6days to go for the IRONMAN JAPAN. It is a little bit sad, that I not race this year. I love the island and the people there especially my homestay family (stayed there the last two years). Well hopefully next year again.
But at least I have my great MAYSTORM wetsuite.


Today was the Half-Ironman EAGLEMAN (70.3) close to where I´m. I thought about arcing within this great event, but we (me and my coach Peter) decided not to start. The Ironman CDA is quite close and I wanna have a good day there!
Have a fun day --- ALOHA - Kjell

Friday, June 08, 2007

Congratulations to the BIEST-Blog ...

I wanted to post this anniversary note. The Biest-BLOG just had it´s first year and is on of the blogs I know with deep input and lots of great suggestions/stories.
Pleas keep going. ALOHA --- Kjell

Shop at projekt-triathlon ...

This is a great onlinestore - projekt triathlon. You should check it and the pricing for all the high quality products are good!
Happy Shopping - ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Active Release Technique ...

My training is doing well and I´m there where I have to be - Thanks to Peter, my coach. Getting all the miles, my speed and my powerwork in. Beeing tired is part of the way to the Ironman CDA. And I´m getting great help from my family here and home, my friends and for a weekly Active Release Technique (ART) treatment, from Dr. Skopp.

ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Legal push ...

The training is allot and hard at the moment. I´m looking in forward to the taper in a few days. But on the other hand all the great food that I have is so much fun. I love to eat and just had Popeys secret for Lunch.

Here are some Spinach recipes!

Happy Lunch. ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, June 04, 2007

Congrats to Olaf ...

While surfing the web, I ened on Olaf´s webside and found his statement about his "comeback-race" in Brazil. I think Olaf you did a great job!
Olafs repord!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Deadliest Catch ... crab meet ...

We had a wonderfull dinner last night. Our main course where King crabs: And for all who want to do more with their King Crabs than steaming, some recipes.
Our food reminded me on the show Deadliest Catch on the Discouvery Channel.

Enjoy your food.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, June 03, 2007

3 Halfironman on this weekend ...

That was a bussy weekend for Ironmanlive and everyone who is interessted in Triathlon, Ironman and Halfironman:
Halfironman Hawaii
Halfironman Austria
Halfironman Switzerland
Congrats to all the winners and finisher!
Happy recouvery. ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, June 01, 2007

Class 3b performed last week ...

My moms class, the 3b, performed a play last week and it was a success. I know the class and the kids are allot of fun. And they having a real nice school, the Döhrnstraße. Here are some impressions:
Have a fun day. ALOHA --- Kjell

Julie Moss competing in the 1982 Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

Watch this Movie about: Julie Moss competing in the 1982 Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
Amazing, but I never wanna finish like that!
Have a fun day.
ALOHA --- Kjell