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 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 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 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, 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 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 30+31


Yesterday was a tug it in and sleep day. The kids were tired too and we were visiting my parents. Besides it was really raining outside and very cold. Much better today. We drove off to Asnæs for the family to pick Allium ursinum for making pesto (yummy) while I prepared for a little longer roller […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, Day 27


Today is a good day. After breakfast I went out for a run on the RollerSafe. This time faster than even my best overall skate skiing PB. I finished at an average speed of 16 km/h. Great!  Now I am on the ferry to Aarhus and on to Viborg to visit good friends for Easter. […]

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 22

En Route to Vasaloppet 2018, day 22


Doing better with the knee today. I was out for an easy run again on the RollerSafe. This time I wanted to test some pretty scary descents in the forest area up north of here. The brakes worked flawlessly. Much better actually than my courage. I took it sloooowly! The brakes actually allowed for going […]

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 […]