Dan Nielsen har tilføjet 3 nye billeder — følte sig energifyldt her: Behandlerhuset Dalgas.
2 weeks ago
Det er nu godt 14 dage siden jeg krydsede målstregen i USA. Flere har spurgt hvordan jeg har det kroppen efter små 5000 km? Jeg har det nærmest helt fantastisk, det eneste er lidt følelsesløshed i nogle tæer og enkelte fingre, og så er der lige mine knæ. En af de største fysiske udfordringer under løbet var kraftig inflammation/overbelastning af begge knæ. Jeg døjer fortsat med mindre smerte i begge knæ, men intet forhold til under løbet. Jeg er i dag startet op på vakuumterapi hos Behandlerhuset Dalgas hvor vi i deres vakuummaskiner øger blodcirkulationen og derved fjernes affaldsstoffer i kroppen. Jeg glæder mig meget til at komme på cyklen uden ondt i begge knæ. Har du udfordringer med skader/smerter, vil du optimere din ydeevner eller ønsker du hurtig restitution, ja så er det bare med at kontakte Nina Honoré på 26272837 ... See MoreSee Less
RAAM MEDIA 😄😄DAN NIELSEN’S SUCCESSFUL RAAM REMATCH 5th In Solo Male Under 50 11 Days, 17 Hours, 10 Minutes, 10.92 mph avg
Dan Nielsen (Denmark), a firefighter with the Danish Air Force, came back for another go at RAAM, “The first try in 2016, I had to leave the race because of some pretty serious saddle-sores,” he explained in a pre-race interview, “But we’ve got more experience now and we’ve got a larger team and have a lot experience on that team.”
That experience paid off with a finish of 11 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes (10.92 mph avg.), good enough for 5th place in the under 50 solo male category. “It was a big surprise for me,” the 45-year-old said on the finish stage. I didn’t see that coming. But my team did a lot of work for me and we just kept on pushing. We had an 11-day strategy. But already before we hit Borrego, I was overheated. I had been two weeks in the desert so…. It was a huge problem for me. We were fighting with it all the way. The first two days were terrible for me in the desert—heat exhaustion. A lot of the other guys, they had problems.”
Nielsen also had a bout with an altitude-induced cough he picked up in the Rockies. And did say, “ I'm tired tired. My body it's about to say thank you for the dance.” But despite the 3,069 miles his body had endured on only 20 hours sleep, it was clear that his spirits and humor were still well intact on the finish stage. When asked if he’d managed to avoid the saddle-sores that ended his 2016 RAAM, he held his medal out to the RAAM emcee as he tugged at his cycling shorts, and said, “Here, hold this and I’ll show you.” And when it was suggested that now that he’s finished RAAM, perhaps he would come back to improve on his time, he quipped, “Hmmm, maybe you'll talk to my wife? I’ll give you her phone number.” ... See MoreSee Less