When I wake up in the morning and the time says 4:30 or 5:00am, the thought about staying in bed does strike me, but only a few seconds later I feel super happy and good to go. I get excited just thinking about getting up and going out to do exactly what I love to do; physical workouts and pushing my limits. My name is Camilla Pedersen — my goal is to become the best triathlete in the world. There are many challenges when it comes to swimming out in the open. First of all, you never really know how far you swim. Secondly, you miss out on the black stripe that you often find in pools, which guides you to swim in the right direction. Orientation is a must at all times, and it makes it more challenging, especially when you add some stormy weather and waves to the equation. Finally, I am also challenged by the tide as I live on the far west coast. The reason why I get up every morning around 5:00am is due to the fact that I have so many hours of training ahead of me. I need to do my training in intervals so that I don’t end up working out for nine hours straight. This also allows me to have breaks where I can get something to eat. Furthermore, I am preparing my body to be ready to perform early in the morning, because that is when the Ironman distance sets off. You have to enjoy your training, and do it because you like it. Another challenge in an Ironman is the shifts between the different types of exercise. When you swim, your primary source for power is in the upper body and therefore the blood will tend to be enforced in that area. When you get out of the water, you will immediately stand up to run to your bike, this requires blood to your legs and the pulse rate will increase by 10-20. I have always been crazy about sports. I have always loved to take on any challenge. I love challenging myself, my body and to see how far you can push yourself. It’s just like a car. If you put diesel in a gasoline engine – it will not go very far. It makes me very proud to have become a member of the Red Bull family. It gives me a certain satisfaction and inner peace, as I know Red Bull only cooperates with the best. Therefore I feel the need to proove that I can be the best — and that I will be.