Me and running !

I have been fascinated with running for a long time. Not with the asphalt running but trail, nature, mountain running. I would look to an image of a forest or whatever other nature image and instantly the thought that pops up in my head is how fast I can go from one point to another inside that scenery photo. This has been with me since a kid. Also, since I was a kid I had denied it. Because I was never able to run properly. I would develop some sort of pain after distances bigger than 1 or 2 km. Either the knees, or the kidneys region or the lungs or all together. So I never ran. I did tried. Read more

The wall !

Nope, not the famous wall while running a marathon but a wall that I do not know how to name. I guess the proper name would be post marathon depression. So how does this work ? Well, I can´t run. Since 21 of June, the day of the marathon I ran a 4.6 km on 22, a 13.3 on 28 and yesterday I had my first attempt on some intervals with the runners from SkiLøperne. I had to give up. I had a 4.4 warm up which went ok and during the intervals I had to stop. Why I had to stop ? I felt tired, physically and mentally. Could not get the motivation to continue. Felt a bit weird Read more

Post marathon and plans !

So here I am writing again. I have even shared my blog on Facebook and again I have to admit that I was a bit scared of that. Writing this blog I start to see that I am kind of chicken … I was afraid to run, afraid to post on Facebook ! Anyway, the reaction was nice and encouraging so I will keep on writing. Good. That being said I will carry on as a real marathon runner like myself would do (insert full of myself emoticon). Post marathon. This period started as soon as I stopped running. I went to pick up my mug received at the end, had some water and some more water and then started searching for Read more

21 of June 2014 ! Nordmarka Skogsmaraton !

So here we are. The marathon day. The long-awaited day had arrived. The long-awaited and feared day. I will not deny that I was nervous. I will also not deny that I was scared. Why ? Because as much as I wanted to keep cool and to say to myself that it is ok if I do not finish … at least I tried … next time will be better … bla bla … I knew that would not be good if I can´t finish. The secret wish went even further , so to finish in 6 hours or above that was also not really appealing to me. Recap : Started training on 4th of January. For 3 months had Read more

The Training or Pre Marathon Period !

Lets go back in to the moment 25 of December 2013 when the great and soon proved to be painful decision was taken. It went like this : I have a Norwegian friend. In order for us to be friends I have to pour huge quantities of alcohol in him as everybody knows how difficult  Norwegians are, right ? After millions of liters of beer and other Dionysiac liquors I showed him the Nordmarka Skogsmaraton website.  I have expressed my feelings about the marathon thinking that maybe in 1 or 2 years I will be able to run it. Considering that in November was first time I have ever managed to run 10 k connected without dying I thought I Read more

Run a marathon they said …

It will be fun they said … if you are masochist, yes, but apparently that was kept a secret. I think there was some guy that wrote a book on how we are Born to run …or something similar, is not it? Well, if we are born to run, than with me the pattern broke as I feel much more born to sit on the sofa and drink beer ! I am just joking … or maybe not ! Yes, I have just finished my first marathon. Yes, this is quite an important achievement for me. Yes, I am very happy and proud of myself. Yes, every muscle and bone in my body hurts. Yes, I will do it again. Read more