I let my Instagram followers decide my training schedule for a week. Did they make me suffer?! Well, watch and find out!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.
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
Races are fun! They get the most out of me, every time. I challenge myself, and even though it doesn't always end up as I have planned, I always do my very best to perform.
That means that I always get extremely tired after a race, and thus tend to have down periods where I don't train for weeks. This happened after my half marathon in May and the Alcatraz Triathlon in June. Both times I have been so tired that I haven't managed to get back to my normal running routine, and I feel just the same again after the Himmelbjerget race.
My body wants to relax, it feels too tired, the couch is the only option. Well, usually this isn't really right, but it sure feels like it. This time though, I did something different.
You see, since I have been a volleyball player all my life, I have been used to people making a training plan for me. I just showed up to practice, and followed along.
When I run this isn't the case. I'm on my own, trying my best to make a plan, but filling it out just takes a lot of time, so I end up winging it. This is the point for me when it gets easy to add a rest day, whenever I feel I need them.
By making a training plan for several months from other people's expertise I have managed to get back into running much faster than normal. I used Garmin Connect's training plans towards running a half marathon, and it has worked wonders for my motivation.
Even though I have felt tired sometimes, I have been able to get out and respect the process and it has only been good for me. I would easily suggest this to anybody who struggles with finding motivation after a race. Try setting up a plan with your race included, and use those recovery runs to gain energy and motivation for later sessions.
I have had two weeks of vacation now, and those weeks have not been the most productive when it comes to exercise.Read More
Two days ago I got the chance to swim in the ocean again. There are four important challenges that I see mentioned when people talk about the swim, and I need to work on getting ready to face them head on in San Francisco.Read More
With the semi-fast 8k run yesterday I am now sure that I didn't rest enough after the half marathon this weekend. My ankle, that felt perfectly good after the half marathon, has the last day been very painful.Read More
Last weekends interval run was very hard, and it took me way too many days to recover 100%. This is why I've decided to from now on to increase the speed of my sessions in order to normalize the speed I'll run the half marathon in.Read More
Having a job can at times be very exhausting. Just having the energy to do anything after 8-10 hours is something that is hard to imagine, especially those times when your body only wants is to relax on the couch.Read More
I wrote about me doing this interval session yesterday on my Instagram, and I must admit I had butterflies in my stomach before running yesterday. Once I start I struggle with finding the motivation to finish it, but with a friend pushing you it all gets a lot easier.Read More