Norwegian triathlete Allan Hovda is our guest this week as we explore the idea of shifting our mindset to embrace winter, like a Norwegian. With talk of further lockdown and second waves of Covid-19, we pick Allan's brains to find out what makes a Norwegian tick when it gets colder and darker outside. We explore the extra little things you can do to love winter; from cold water swimming to fires and hiking. We also hear about Allan's background in triathlon, Norseman battles, aerodynamics and why round bottles are NOT the way forward, working on an oil rig oh and the reason behind wearing a white tri suit.
06:30 Why Allan swims in the open water all year round and the kit he uses to keep warm.
07:32 Him talk about when he went swimming on Christmas Day once. "It was 2 degrees in the water and -3 air temperature."
15:25 About 'Koselig', the Norwegian equivalent of 'Hygge' or cosiness and the key to getting through winter.
26:14 Getting overtaken 150m from the finish line at Norseman 2019, to finish second behind Hans Christian Tungesvig
33:00 Allan's 3 key tips for becoming a more aerodynamic athlete
40:00 How Allan manages to combine his training with 12.5 hour days working on an oil rig
Also this week - should you train with a cold?
48:10 We talk about training with a cold. Should you train when you have a cold? When is it safe to get back on it? Doctor, triathlon coach and podcast host Jeff Sankoff has the answers. Head to his website to find out more about him, his coaching and podcast.
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