Himmelbjergløbet (Sky Mountain Race)
Himmelbjerget is a 147 meter tall hill not far from Silkeborg in Jylland. The hill has a 25 meter tall brick tower on top, built in memory of King Frederik the 7th, the founder of the Danish constitution.
One of the things I have been the least satisfied with this season is the amount of races I have done. I am very happy with the races I selected, but especially during the last few months felt I need to be better at scheduling my racer so that I can get the time for them. This weekend I finally got one into a rather busy weekend schedule, and it's a doozie!
Himmebjergløbet is a cross race that's 15100 meters long and sports a lot of elevation change compared to what Danish people are used to. Cross is a type of running activity where you run on multiple surfaces, forest paths of various quality, asphalt, mud and grass. I have never really tried out a race like this before and it makes me very excited!
Sunday is the day, and the time is 11.15 AM CET. I hope to be able to run this race below 1:10:00, but have no idea how compressed the 125 meter elevation change will be. Norwegian races tend to have 10-25% incline, so I'm sure I'll handle this one hill if I don't start out too hard early in the race.
For this race I'm trying out the New Balance Vazee Summit properly and can't wait to see if it will work well!