My next race this year is a half marathon in Norway that I'll be running together with my family and friends. It's not going to be one of those easy runs where we have fun together though, this will be a very hard race where we are left alone to fend for ourselves.
The running route is from Horten to Tønsberg, in various types of terrain.
What is especially hard in this race is not elevation, but the different types of terrain we will be running across. Gravel trails, forest trails, beaches, hills, asphalt and pebbles makes this the hardest flat half marathon I have ever run.
Last time I did it was in 2013, and my time was 1:48:08. I should be able to crush that time by a lot this year, but that is not my main goal! I wish to compete with one of my childhood friends. Last time we ran this race, he finished 14 minutes ahead of me, I imagine this time it'll be a lot closer.
We'll see what happens in ten days. Until then, I'll be focusing on getting an energy surplus and some speed in my legs.