The most frequent question I get when I talk about my new journey towards IRONMAN Nice is “how much did you pay to do it?” When they hear the amount they almost always immediately follow up with the question “why would you pay that much?”Read More
I’m scared! This road will be everything but nice, my journey ahead will be long and strenuous. I will challenge myself more than I have ever done before in my life and it will definitely change me as a person. That’s the way my mind has thought about my coming adventure. It is such an immense and unfathomably long way to go, and I have committed. I have paid the bill, pressed a huge enter button that I bought just for the occasion (in a silly attempt to make the ceremony more fun and meaningful) and started working towards becoming a better triathlete again. IT’S TIME TO BECOME AN IRONMAN!!Read More
Earlier this year I tried out my first neutral shoe from Saucony, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4. Most of all it was a review of whether or not the store that I work in would continue with the line after they changed it so much. Triumph has for a long time been the best selling neutral shoe for Saucony, but lately, the Saucony Ride ISO has surpassed its big brother and I think I know why.Read More
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.