In my last post, I wrote about how the Escape from Alcatraz really broke down my motivation. I have not ridden a “real” bike since then and if you look at the sidebar on your right you’ll also see that I did a lot fewer races in 2018 as well.Read More
It was close to two years ago that I just for fun registered for the Escape from Alcatraz. I didn’t think that I would get through the random draw but did, and it became my focal point for the season.
Fast forward to last summer, Amalie and I decided to travel to San Francisco to combine a vacation and my race. I was very much looking forward to the entire spectacle and was is an okay shape.
Last year I took the New Balance Summit 2 for a test run through the Norwegian mountains and used it in competition. This year I decided that I would try a shoe from the bike manufacturer Scott, the Supertrac RC. So I took the shoe back home to Norway for two weeks of summer vacation and rigorous testing.Read More
This summer I had the pleasure of testing the Strive Light Hydration Backpack from the Swedish company Silva. The backpack I chose to review was the Strive Light 10, named so because it has a 10-liter capacity. 5 liters might not be enough for me, mainly because I had to bring a camera on my runs.Read More
I let my Instagram followers decide my training schedule for a week. Did they make me suffer?! Well, watch and find out!Read More
Last year I tested out the Topo Fli-Lyte 2, a lightweight shoe from Topo Athletic with 3mm heel drop. This time I decided to buy the newly released Ultrafly 2 in order to check out how their more stable shoe would perform and if I, as a more overpronated runner, could have a shoe that fit me better.
It's more foot-shaped than a conventional running shoe and builds on the natural runner school of thought, where the toes get more space and thus should contribute more to the stability. It does, however, compared to barefoot shoes, offer a huge amount of cushioning for the longer runs. So far I've run on forest paths, gravel and asphalt in order to make up my mind about the shoe.Read More
This week will be a very special week. It's not a race week, and I'm not about to go to some epic place, but I am about to let my followers decide my training schedule.
Is this a good idea? Is recovery ever going to be an option for you guys? Will I regret this in the end? There is only one way to find out, and that is to go through with it!
Throughout the week I'll be posting stories on my Instagram where you can vote on what I should do the next day. This is all starting today, so be sure to check out my stories if you want to participate.
Last years best shoe in my opinion was the Mizuno Inspire 13, which I just love to run with. I still have it to this day, and use it on occasion when I want a shoe that just works and that I am comfortable with. It’s my safe bet.
This years shoe, the Mizuno Inspire 14, has now been with me for about 50k on gravel and asphalt. Has the Inspire improved?Read More
My weekend trip back home to Norway was done in a very short amount of time. I actually only spend about 40 hours back home until I had to travel back to Odense again. It was my goal to get as much out of that time as humanly possible.Read More
Before leaving for Australia I got two pairs of shoes to review, the first one was the New Balance Zante v4, and the second was the New Balance 1080 v8.
Last years entry into the 1080 line (v7) was one of the best shoes I tried in 2017. Not only did it give a softer ride than I was used to, but it also still had some responsiveness to it. So how well would the new version do compared to the old one?Read More