En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 141-144


After a two days break I was out again this morning. I felt good. I broke another distance and average speed personal best. Coming in at 13 km at average speed of 15 km/h and another personal best for 16 km at an average speed of 14.75 km/h and a third at 17.7 km at […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 140


Today is a break day despite better weather. We are celebrating my little nieces 6 years birthday. There need also be time for other stuff than training so a trip out to pick mushrooms and wild raspberries seemed suitable and was a good workout too. The raspberry pickings were slightly interrupted when I went out […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 135-139


It has been heavy raining here in Halland in the past 5 days. That did not deter me from going out. Add a little grease to the outside of the wheels of the RollerSafe and they can practically go amphibious. Well needed as it felt more like running through a shallow lake at times with […]

En Route to Vasaloppet, day 129-134


Ok, so I was seriously aiming at 400 km for July but rainy weather and a trip to Sweden kind of prevented me from reaching the goal. However, including todays RollerSafe workout I did manage to make it to 387 km. Here are a few other comparisons from June to July. 22 out of 31 […]

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 123

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 123


What a perfect day to roller ski. Sunny, 22° celcius and absolutely no wind. When I got home from meeting my friend Johanna and her little sweet 6 months old baby Malcolm I went to swap the sunglasses I bought yesterday since they had some microscratches in the glass. No problem at Rulleskisport. They just […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 122


I went to my local equipment pusher at Rulleskisport today to get some new classic boots and sunglasses. I rolled there on the RollerSafe and after I went out for a 10 km run. Nice and easy 15 km today. I got boots and glasses at a nice rebate. Nice to have a good local […]

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 115-118


Been doing a couple of nice RollerSafe runs of 18-20 km. I feel more fit and ready to take on the first big challenge: Kongevejsløbet September 10, 2017! This is a seeding roller skiing competition for Vasaloppet 2018 as well as counting as the long distance DM (Danish championships for long distance roller skiing). 45.2 km […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 114


Today was a good day for training. Even though I had been working and came home quite late I felt in good spirit and shape. I decided to go for the longer distance route of 18 km and give it a shot at breaking 14 km/h an average for this distance. I got good feedback […]

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. […]

Between bears and wolves. A Roller Skiing tale from Harghita, Transylvania (En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 90-106)


This is a training diary from Judetul Harghita, Romania. Since we were going to a wedding in Gyöngyis home county of Harghita, Romania, I saw the opportunity to get a bit of mountain climbing in on the RollerSafe and to more thoroughly test the braking ability in rougher terrain with steep decents. After some 2000 […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 89


Still sore throat and feeling the remnants of the cold I have suffered the past ten days now. I felt remarkably well on the RollerSafe today considered the symptoms. I did a couple of high pulse long intervals. One at the length of 2.5 km ranging from 175 to 180 bpm (beats per minute) and […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 88


Sore throat and feeling sick and a very sore back. Still, I did my training today and did well… Average pulse was 164 but I kept a good tempo 14.5 km/h in average speed without going higher than 177, in max pulse. Looking at the pulse chart I am definitely able to keep a higher […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 83-87


Been training 11 of 13 days in June so far. Held a day off yesterday due to a cold that has been hitting me. I am not feeling super but I did go out today for an easy relaxing ride. The past few days I have been doing good runtimes of 14-15 km/h in average […]

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 76-80


I can tell you now that the best cure for hangover is to go RollerSkiing the day after. I did 10 km in the evening after the most infernal rainy day and being capsized by massive hangover after a wedding the night before. Towards the end of the day it cleared up and even though […]

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 72


My local motivation pusher at work, commonly adhering to the name Dr. JR., gave me a little pep-talk today on the subject of keeping up the good work. Therefore I went out in the wee evening after getting home from work. Indeed things are moving. Today I did a run with 7 out of 9 […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 71


Well, a new day starts with hangover. For once I succeeded in getting my better half to drive the car home after a family party so for the first time in ages I was drinking something containing alcohol with the catastrophic aftermath today => headache. Of course I was playing with my cousins children and […]

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 69


Got a good nice breakfast with my girls then went out rolling. The blood sugar was 6.4! Good! In the deer park there were lots of beautiful people out to enjoy the nice warm weather which means I got to make a good commercial for RollerSafe and the blinkies. I went for a slightly longer […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 66-68


I was very excited to go to the dietician this tuesday. I even went out for a short roll early in the morning just as I did in Hungary. Here it was a nice morning too but rather cold compared to the climate we just returned home from. First I went to see the doctor […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, Day 59-65


For the past week I have been in Hungary celebrating a wedding in the family. We were staying in Inárcs at the Bagylovár wellness hotel. They have very nice facilities for bathing and wellness. We enjoyed the stay very much. Of course I brought my RollerSafe with me and had a couple of morning rides before […]

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 53-57


Some time ago I wrote something about an experience of mine that high max pulse even for a short while would be very effective at lowering blood sugar levels. In the past few weeks since I was suffering from a severe cold I have been having a sort of stuffiness in my throat with a […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 51+52


I took monday off from training to spend some time in the playground with the kids. After taking the kids to daycare and kindergarten in the morning I went for a 9 k RollerSafe run. With one day of spring temperatures Saturday we are now back to cold but sunny weather. All in all not […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 47-50


Day 47 was too busy to get time for rolling. I should have been out rolling friday but I forgot my ski boots when going to visit my parents. Shit happens! Cleaned the car instead. Yesterday I went out for 12 km and today for 10 k in light rain and wet roads. Doing well […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 46


Finally! We get some temperatures over 15 degrees celcius! The sun is shining! Not completely over the cold yet. I did get home in time to go out rolling. Did the usual lap + an extra mini lap and landed just short of 9 km at 13.6 km/h. Now I really need to relax. So a […]

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 2018, day 39-44


Been off for a while. Last Wednesday I went out for a roll but then I caught up with the flu. Subsequently I have been spending the following days and weekend in bed. Today was actually another day in bed until I couldn’t stand looking out at the sunshine anymore. So I went for a […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 37+38


This is what it is all about: The map reminds me of the ultimate challenge. I am not satisfied with having done it for the first time ever this season. Now I want to seed myself for a better startposition and my target is to finish at about 6 hours. As for training today I […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018,day 35+36


No rolling yesterday as I was babysitting. I got a nice 9 km easy workout in the morning storm winds. Put a smile on my face.

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 33+34


Yesterday was another long day at work and I was too tired to go out when I finally got home. So I spent some quality time with the kids instead. Today I first went with Irís to kindergarten. She was cycling all the way there on her new bike. Super proud little girl when we […]

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, 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 21


So let’s take a look at that knee. It hurts a bit but it isn’t swollen and it looks quite clean. Yesterday I got a reminder from my cycling days that training for elite sports can be detrimental to your health if you are sloppy with safety. Luckily I got out of this one in […]