En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 58-61


I went to my third biathlon training, today with Jens Hulgaard. Focus on shooting without support. I managed to do okay in prone position, setting usually three of five shots in relatively close proximity but standing was very difficult. My first five shots standing since 25 years back and I felt like a bowery bum. […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 55


So many things that were right today! First thing in the morning I did a fitness test on the Polar V800. For the first time since I started measuring, my result is now 50, which means my VO2max is 50. This is 2 points from my ultimate target to hit the elite level for my […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 42-50, Training for Imroved Quality of Life!


In summary. Over the course of 8 days I have moved from average heart rate 173 bpm. to 163 bpm. while improving average speed from 15.9 km/h to 16.15 km/h. The pulse zone 4-5 has moved from 51%(z5)-42%(z4) to 5%(z5)-85%(z4) on the same route. The training load moved from 16 hours to 9 hours. Some progression!

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 22-28, Goodbye snow, hello RollerSafe!


Tuesday was the last day on snow for this season up in Orsa Grönklitt. I felt a little better and did 17 km in a relatively relaxed effort at avg. heart rate 158 bpm but 13.6 km/h indicates that the shape is there and that the weakness due to illness and stomach flu was departing. […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2019, day 16-23


  “When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse Out of the corner of my eye I turned to look but it was gone I cannot put my finger on it now The child is grown The dream is gone” My life revolved around these lyrics for many many years while wandering in […]

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 330-334


Been training short distances in order to recover from the Marathon last weekend but today I went out for a half marathon on a similar path to the race track. I did pretty well. Just about as my first lap in Grönklitt Marathon, 12 km/h. Interestingly it seems I am getting better though as I […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 285-300, The first big test! AXA Skimarathon


In the ever ongoing battle against type II diabetes I was a bit disappointed in my finish time at the Orsa Christmas Marathon the 27th of December plus I DNF’ed at the roller ski race of Kongevejsløbet in Denmark in the fall falling out of the time restriction by about two minutes. It made me […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 235-249


Here is a tale of my first days in the snow this season. I took my RollerSafe to service in Norway and from there went on to Lillehammer to visit my niece and to get my first snow-experience this season. Expectations were high as I have been doing a lot of workout on the roller […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 232-233


So Sunday was one long interval of sorts going 15 km at a very high pulse. 10 of 15 one kilometer rounds were in zone 5 (between 176-194/bpm, with 3 consecutive kilometers averaging 181, 180 and 182 bpm. That is very high. https://flow.polar.com/training/analysis/1909899460 Yesterday I broke that down to acceleration intervals so that I would […]

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 176-183


Buehh, got an injury to my right shoulder probably at the lower end of m. teres minor or m. teres major or both. I think it started when I was doing Kongevejsløbet which would explain why I felt so out of power towards the end. A sneaking injury that didn’t really come to play until […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 145-152


After the sharp run in Sweden I took a three day break to celebrate my birthday and to get some mushroom, and berry picking done before we went home. Now we have been back for 5 days and it has been five days of hardship but also with positive feedback. My weight is still going […]

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 2018, day 70


Wow, so lovely weather. Hot and nice! It was a bit hard working out though as the air was very dry and it was quite windy. On the other hand I managed again to keep a nice average speed of past 14 km/h even though I felt dizzy towards the 6 km mark. Need to […]

En Route to vasaloppet 2018, day 58


Yeah! Definitely moving some heavy intervals now. One intermediate interval at kilometer 3 averaging more than 16 km/h followed by kilometer 8 too, which is a first for this roller skiing track! This is also the 3rd fastest roller ski run I have done ever. I am definitely on the right track recovering from that […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 32


After work I took a ride out in the sunshine. At second best roller skiing average speed of 14.18 km/h I am very satisfied. The interval splits at the midsection were good! On top of yesterdays lengthy ride the body was responding very well to a more fast paced interval training today. Now to combine the […]

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 […]

Schizophrenia does NOT exist, article by Dutch Jim Van Os and co-writers


Here is a roughly translated article from Dutch, Jim Van Os and co-writers stating that schizophrenia does NOT exist. TEDx talk by Jim Van Os Let us all forget the diagnosis Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia doesn’t exist. And thus we should stop diagnosing it. Psychosis does exist. And luckily we are able to do something about that. This […]