Friday, August 31, 2007


Those days, I all exited to show everyone my beautiful Hamburg. Thats the reason, why I write so much about it:
And here a great Hamburg Trailer.
Enjoy and ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cold, cooler, rain = Hamburg

I guess, I didn´t enjoy the fantastic weather enough, when I traveled. Back home, the weather shows me how it is to be cold again. Well OK, during the Ironman I was cold too.
Let´s hope for better weather on the weekend.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I´m back home in Hamburg. Still tired from the race and the travel I work now for the Hamburg City Man until Monday. Long working hours, but fun.
And it is cold back home.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Going back home ...

Work is done and now I´m on my way back home to Hamburg. I have one hour and then I have to be at the racehotel for the Hamburg City Man. So not much of resting. And it might be good, so I do not have a hard time falling asleep, because I work. The race on Sunday will be a challenge for me. Life is allmost that easy ...
ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, August 27, 2007

Done, but ...

Why me, ... I asked me that question quite often. Well three races and the one I´m racing in, was unuseall cool. And everyone who knows me, I love ot warm/hot! The swim was not good, I agree Coach! On the bike I started like I planed to. My legs where stiff, but I tried to push them warm. But on the downhills and in the wind, with the extra chill, it felt like someone hit a knif right in my lower back. The power was gone and I had a hard time to push. Lookin for a 5:00h bikeride, I finished the bike in an slow 5:38h. Everyone who saw me coming in town, said you looked so angry, I honestly where sooo MAD! So I decided to kill it on my run and ran hard. Well maybe not the smartest and I paid a little bite. But running a 3:12 is allright.
So I finaly made a 10:02h total, 72place (out of 2400finisher) and 23rd Pro (out of 27finisher).
Thanks for all the help and for the support here.
Family Livingstone for the wonderfull time at their home.
Blake, Whitney (from Moscow ID, USA - 7h+ in the car) and Mike (Vancouver, Can 4h in the car) for coming from far to cheer me on.
I tired and done. ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Today is raceday and if you wanna follow the race and me, check the lifecouverage on!
My racenumber is 34 and I gonna look like this (yes black long socks)
Send me power ...
ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mail from my little cousine ...

Wow here is someone (Julian) starting early with triathlon:
But not to fast, so you gonna beat me;-)
Thanks David and Virginia
All the best.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Negativ ...

I got my first Training-Doping-Test (by NADA) done and the result is negative, like expected. It was straighe situation, but if it shows that we are "clean" Athlets, I do it without a request:
17.07.2007 Training - done - negativ
So Ironman Canada here I´m, #34!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, August 24, 2007


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE SISTER!!! old picture, probably 24years ago.
Have a fun day, lots of presents and just a fantastic time. Sorry that I´m gone, but I will bring something fun from here!
Your Kjell

Thursday, August 23, 2007

PENTICTON and the Ironman

The town is getting bussy with Ironman. I´m here since Monday night and the weather is allright, could be a little warmer but it is OK! My homestay is fantastic, thanks to family Livingstone!!! I made dinner last night, Königsberger Klopse and everyone liked it, good. And I have done a nice bikeride on the course (60k). It was windy and hilly, but I like it allot. My running legs fell fantastic, so I´m realy looking in forward to the race on Sunday:
My number 34!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ironman Canada schedule ...

Wednesday, August 22
8:00 am – 9:00 pm – ECM Merchandise Tents at Okanagan Park open
Noon – 4:30 pm – Subaru Ironman Canada Village opens at Okanagan Park
Thursday, August 23
8:00 am – 9:00 pm – Merchandise Tents open
10:00 am –4:30 pm – Subaru Ironman Canada Village open
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Registration at Okanagan Park
6:00 pm – Subaru 5K and Timex Iron Kids 1K Fun Run
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – 25th Anniversary Celebration and Concert, Gyro Park
Friday, August 24
8:00 am – 9:00 pm – Merchandise Tents open
8:00 am – Underpants Run (meet at Main St. & Front St.)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Registration at Okanagan Park
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Subaru Ironman Canada Village Open
11:00 am – Press Conference at IMTV tent in Subaru Ironman Canada Village in Okanagan Park
4:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Welcome Dinner followed by a Mandatory Meeting for all competing athletes
Saturday, August 25
8:00 am – 9:00 pm – Merchandise Tents open
9:00 am – 11:30 am – Bike Checkin & Gear Checkin (go to the Bike Transition Area)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm - Subaru Ironman Canada Village open
1:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Bike Check-in & Gear Check-in (go to the Bike Lot/Transition Area)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – City of Penticton Parade of Athletes. Starts at Main St. & White Avenue
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – T-shirt exchange; Pro Autographs at Gyro Park
Sunday, August 26
5:00 am – 6:00 am – Athlete Check-In (North end of Main St.)
6:45 am – PRO Start
7:00 am – RACE STARTS
8:00 am – 11:00 pm – Merchandise Tents Open
9:00 am – 8:00 pm – Subaru Ironman Village open
Monday, August 27
7:00 am – Finishers Merchandise available
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Subaru Ironman Canada Registration for 2008 (Okanagan Park)
9:00 am – 11 am – HAWAII Registration (Okanagan Park)
11:15 am – HAWAII Registration Roll Down for 2007 (Okanagan Park)
5:30 pm – Awards Banquet at Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
... so the week is on.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I made it, but I lost (Well at the TSA check, I sure they where stuck in the Xray, but ...) my favourite Oakley´s. Now I will rest and maybe enjoy some of Penticton´s sides: "Penticton is a city in south central British Columbia between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake (at one time known officially as "Dog Lake").[citation needed] Its 2006 population was 31,909 (41,574 in the greater area). The name Penticton is derived from a word in the Salish language, and it is roughly translated as >>a place to stay forever<<." [source: Wikipedia]
And if you find my Oakley´s, I would be extremly happy.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, August 20, 2007

more than beeing there ...

"Presence is more than just being there." [Malcolm S. Forbes]

Gonna be back soon ...
ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, August 19, 2007

70,3 in Wiesbaden

Today there will be held, the first 70,3 Halfironman in Germany. Good luck everyone, but for sure:
- #7 UWE Widmann
- #158 Christian WACHTER
- #159 Dennis WACHTER
... hope I haven´t forgoten anyone. Sorry for that, just in case.
Keep pushing.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Nice note/quote on a T-shirt ...

I took a picture of this note/quote on a T-Shirt on a Ironman racelocation. Think it is great and there is allot of truth in it. And I my point of view, it counts for all parts in life:
So give your best and you are set!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, August 17, 2007

so true ...

This quote is so true: "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." [Jim Valvano]
... your Kjell

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My sister is partying in Hamburg ...

I´m training and resting for my next big race, the Ironman Canada. And my little sister (Sinje) is partying back home in Hamburg: The picture (Sinje with her friend) was taken in the Herzblut on St.Pauli in Hamburg. Thanks to Ricardo for sending it to me. He does the Party-Pictures in Hamburg.
I will party a little after the Ironman Canada and looking in forward to go for more, in the offseason.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Training in Moscow, ID, USA ...

I will be in Moscow, ID, USA for a couple days: Training and getting the rest I need for the Ironman Canada on the 26th of August.
The weather is great and the training is doing well. Just need to keep my feet up.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I realy like that idea and it is fun:
HAPPY Shopping ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, August 13, 2007

weather in Penticton

The weather in Penticton looks not to bad. So I hope it stays like that the next weeks until the Ironman race.
Lets enjoy the sun ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, August 12, 2007


It was a OK test and I managed to get in 8th overall in 2:03,57h!
See the results!
Happy sunday ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, August 11, 2007


I´m doing the COEUR D´ALENE Triathlon as a test for the Ironman Canada and my start for the tapering. The training went realy well (700k+ last week). I´m a little tired, but thats the part of the prozess. Hope I get a little kick for this race and have a good time (racetime and funtime)!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Übertraining: ein Kreislauf der Erschöpfung ...

Das ist mal wieder ein super Artikel von Susann von Biestmilch. "Übertraining: ein Kreislauf der Erschöpfung: Seit fünf Jahren befassen wir uns bei mit den Problemen von Sportlern aus dem Ausdauerbereich. Im Speziellen sind es die Triathleten, die uns mit ihren Leiden ans Herz gewachsen sind. Als “neue” Sportart mit permanent wachsenden Zahlen der Anhänger versuchen sowohl Ernährungswissenschaftler, Fahrradhersteller und natürlich Trainer/Personal Coaches, sich diesem Markt zu nähren oder diesen zu formen. ..."
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Aug 2007 - 133 Visits (within the first 5 days)
Jul 2007 - 802 Visits
Apr 2007 - 485 Visits
Jan 2007 - 039 Visits (starting my webside)
- Hits on Google: 991 Hits
- IronHamburger/Blog: 1.212 Visitors
Please keep visiting my Blog and my webside and I´m allways happy about your posts or/and feedback. ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

greater challenges ...

"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges." [Pat Riley]
Good day
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

woodwork ...

"If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." [William Arthur Ward]
Keep dreaming
ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, August 06, 2007


The weekend was just about Art on the Green. It was fun and the weather did a good job.
I´m tired after the last week of training.
Happy day - ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Today there is the going on: OSTSEEMAN
Hope everyone (Team is having fun, a good time and the result they expected.
Fun recouvery
ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, August 04, 2007

want it ...

I like Bill Cosby´s Quote: "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."
Have a fun day.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, August 03, 2007


"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity." [Albert Einstein] ..., but nice girl is not the right word. I guess you know what I mean.
Have a great day ... Kjell

Thursday, August 02, 2007

It´s just great ...

The training is hard, but it´s just great ...
Happy Training
ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What a wonder ...

What a wonder that Max turned Pro. He won an Ironman distance and the Age-Group Worldchampion titel last year. So whats the next step ... of cours: Another Age Grouper Turns Pro. And he allready qualified for Kona within the Ironman Austria this year. Congratulations!
Happy feet.
ALOHA --- Kjell