En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 70-71

You know these days when everything feels heavy on you straight from the morning. I had some bad dreams and slept very uneasy… In the morning I couldn’t sleep any more so went up early with an aching body. Still, I wanted to hit the training course to get it out of my system before […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 53-54

Been rolling the past 3 days in a row. Planning to do Saturday and Sunday too and on Monday I got my first biathlon training coming up. I think it will be good for me to mix the roller ski training with biathlon training. Maybe I will have to get a pair of RollerSafe skate […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 34-36

Saturday I felt very good but had trouble with the pole straps that went out of the sockets and loads of horse carriages in the park area. Still I did 9 km at 15.3 km/h which was the best roller ski run I had ever done. Home again I sorted things out with the straps […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 1-8

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 1-8

Now begins a new adventure. I am already returning to Orsa Grönklitt for some more snow skiing at Easter. Albeit only for a week, I hope to do some thorough testing of my new Madshus Redline IGS in more optimal temperatures and snow conditions than what was present in the weeks before Vasaloppet when it […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 250-261

Been taking it easy since I came home from Norway focusing mainly on technique and safety. Weather is getting colder and we had a few nights with frost making the roads slippery with patches of ice as well as wet and muddy. In other words quite dangerous especially in the dark. For some training sessions […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 215-225

Last time I promised I would write something about the estimated VO2Max test of the Polar M430. This is what my measurements look like so far: Ideally you should measure the VO2Max every 6 weeks to get a good insight into how you are progressing but I just wanted to see if I could get […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 191-214

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 191-214

Ok, it has been a while… I have been busy at work after returning from sick leave. So skipping fast forward to the positive side of things I acquired a GPS training watch, the M430 no less, from the Danish company Polar. This is looking like being the best investment I have ever done apart […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 127-128

Good news. I rounded 315 km in July. My goal was to go 300 but there is still 6 days left. We’ll see how close I get to the 400 km mark! Well well, in the morning I went out to take a lesson in classic skiing from Bo who works at Nordic Sport / […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 124-126

Day 124 was set out to train on a more flat and easy route. I did 17.5 km at the fastest pace yet for the long distance courses I have been doing lately at average speed of 14.54 km/h. Smooth. Yesterday (day 125) we were going to visit my parents and the plan was to […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 119-121

3 days ago was hellish pain and agony. After a 2 day break I did a good workout the day before and then boom I felt really tired and everything was aching. My back, my shoulders and legs. I did a respectable 13 km/h 18 km roller skiing pass anyways but when I was done […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 107-113

Since I got home from Transylvania I have been changing my training to double length and more up and down kind of terrain, like going 18 km instead of 9 and going up longer climbs, not as challenging as Transylvania though but still some shorter 5-6% climbs and a longer 3% climb of 2-3 km. […]

Told & Skat & EU-regler

Det her forløb overgår godt nok noget af det mere mærkelige, som jeg har oplevet.   I marts købte jeg et par norske rulleski med trådløse skivebremser fra RollerSafe. Efter et par uger sendte jeg dem retur til reparation under ‘repair & return’. I Norge reparerer de rulleskiene og sender dem retur, men glemmer at […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 81-82

Yesterday I took a day off from training due to heavy rain and a sneak up cold starting off. Turned out to be a good idea as I was definitely feeling better today. Instead of training yesterday I went to buy a new pair of training shorts as the old bike shorts I had was […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 73-75

Another milestone! I checked in at 500 km on my RollerSafe yesterday making this distance in just 82 days whereof 55 were active workout days. That is 9 km pr. workout on average. As for the past couple of days I took a break in the rain Tuesday but went out yesterday and today. The […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 45

I am going to start this blog with a short venture into the 1st of May articles. In an interview with the Swedish sociologist Roland Paulsen (article in Swedish). He notes that the worktime has not been reduced over the last 40 years in spite of productivity being doubled over the same time period. At the […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 28+29

Yesterday it was raining the whole day and I just took it easy inside while visiting our friends in Klejtrup, Jylland. Today it had cleared enough to go out and I found a good round for a workout mostly flat but with a couple of steep climbs. Again the RollerSafe brakes came in good when […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, Day 8

Today I broke another PR for roller skiing. The ‘usual’ distance of about 8-8.5 km this time going 13.99 km/h an average in classic technique. This is still a short distance rather flat track but considered that I am going slowly downhill and parts of the course is in traffic (crossing roads, etc.) I am […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 7

Been out testing the roller skis today and had a joyful ride. Service did them good in terms of rolling ability but they are a bit hard still on braking from higher speeds going downhill. One of the skis seems harder to manage a none blocking brake maneuver than the other. So right now its […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 5

Still down with a cold! But today there are good news from Norway as RollerSafe are sending the rollerskis back with service, 4 new wheels and new brake pads and on top are sending me a jacket for free just as token of them being extremely pleasant folks! Jacket, value 97€ 4 new wheels, value […]

Day two on the way to Vasaloppet 2018.

Been away on rollerskis again and I noticed that if my max pulse during a training session goes up towards 180 and over that then my corresponding blood sugar level goes down to about 5-6.5 which seems to indicate that a high maximum pulse even for a short time frame has a positive effect on […]

Åh Marius! or is it ‘Oh Allan’!

Endnu engang er Danmark blevet genstand for en krig om de stakkels puttenutte søde små dyr. Denne gang er det en kanin bærende navnet Allan som i et eksperiment på Radio 24-7 har måttet lade livet for det ekstraterrestriale og excentriske formål at spise den til middag. Sagen er ikke enestående. Tidligere er Københavns Zoo […]

OK at slå børn? Come on, Danmark!

Jeg har svært ved at sætte mig ind i holdningen til, at det skulle være OK at slå børn. Det er i grunden noget af det mest afskyelige menneskesyn, jeg kan forestille mig. Tænk at det skulle komme dertil, hvis Capacents tal holder, at ca. 400.000 (40% af DF’s vælgere + 13% af den generelle […]

Lønsænkerne (hvilken krise?)

http://www.business.dk/investor/pengeregn-fra-de-store-danske-virksomheder http://www.svt.se/dokument-inifran/lonesankarna SVT2 lördag 16 februari kl 17.00 SVT2 söndag 17 februari kl 23.10 Lönesänkarna Se det! Det er vigtigt!! Og absolut en anbefalelsesværdig dokumentar. Lad os få gjort op med to myter, som klart demonteres af erfaringerne fra Sverige: 1: Det er ikke overførselsindkomsterne, som skaber statsgæld. 2: Det er heller ikke sådan, at […]

Liberal Alliance og 180grader…

Lad os få aflivet nogle af fordommene: I en artikel på net-avisen 180grader er det for nylig blevet udregnet, at Danmark har en reel ledighed på 28.7%. Bag tallene ligger imidlertid en noget tåget forestilling. Her forestiller min sig, at vi har 1 million arbejdsløse, som nasser på resten af samfundet. Der er jo ikke 1 […]


Det har flydt over med fordømmelser af Doven-Robert og hans forhold til arbejde. Men ingen har tilsyneladende gidet gøre sig selv og samfundet den tjeneste at tjekke op på Roberts baggrund. Jeg kan huske Robert og hans nihilistiske parti fra en blog på et kendt TV-medie, hvor han gjorde meget ud af at profilere sig […]

Is Psycho-Social Psychotherapy falling into oblivion at the most critical time?

An article in The New York Times reflects upon a psychiatrist lamenting on the fact that he can no longer do Talk-therapy with his patients as it is by large no longer covered by health insurances in the US. (see link here: http://www.nytimes.com). But this is not all. To put another nail in the coffin of […]

Mangel på ressourcer i psykiatrien

I november skrev jeg dette indlæg om mangel på ressourcer i psykiatrien: http://blog.tv2.dk/snowtiger/entry388349.html. Nu kommer så en henvisning til en artikel i New York Times om, hvor galt det kan gå, hvis man lader de frie markedskræfter styre sådan noget som psykiatrien: http://www.nytimes.com Psykiatrien bliver indskrænket til sessions af 15 minutters varighed, hvis eneste formål er at […]

Long-Term Follow-Up Studies: An Update on Schizophrenia.

Forord: Jeg har af Brian Koehler fra New York fået lov til at oversætte denne artikel til dansk og bruge den i den generelle debat, da han ligesom jeg mener, at forskningen på dette område er meget vigtig. Det er en artikel, som handler om tværkulturelle langtidsstudier for skizofreni. Brian Koehler skriver desuden, at mange […]