When heading out to Rovaniemi 150 I already knew I needed to be prepared for pretty much anything. I had spent countless hours on my bike and believed myself to […]
Aosta is a small town in Italian Alps 190km northwest of Milan. It´s surrounded by several 2500m+ peaks and has a cosy center with small shops, restaurants and enotecas. Most importantly – […]
It´s been a cold January in central Finland. For the last two weeks the temperature has mostly been hovering below -20c dropping all the way down to -30c every now […]
Imagine a windy shoreline at the remote southwestern tip of England early December. Add a 54k trail looping the cliffs with 2900m of elevation and a bit of mud here […]
Long weekend in Madrid all by myself – sounds like a chance to sneak in some good mileage! As soon as the plane landed I hopped in a car with my running gear and headed out of town towards the nearest mountains. Four days later my log totaled 14,5 hours of training with 4700m of ascent. Yummy!
On the night before the race a storm was approaching. We had arrived a day early and listened to the wind building up as darkness fell. 130km ultra start scheduled for the evening had already been cancelled and listening to the dark forest howling around us it seemed like a good call.
In Rovaniemi 150 the basic concept involves riding a fatbike for 150 kilometers around Finnish Lapland in February when temperatures mostly hover around -15c or below dropping all the way down to -40c if you´re really unlucky.
260km of running around Kilimanjaro with 11 000 meters of ascend in seven days – sounds like a big enough goal for the next season! Less than two weeks after finishing the triathlon season in Ironman Kalmar I found myself signed up for the Kilimanjaro Stage Run 2016 – better go buy myself a pair of trail running shoes and start training!
I stared at the sea from the hotel breakfast table at 4:30AM on the race morning. It was already windy and the waves were building up. In 2,5 hours I´d be finally starting the 226km journey towards the Ironman Kalmar finish line.
After 500 hours of training and more than 6000 kilometers logged it´s finally time to recover, fuel up and get ready for the real thing. In exactly a week from now I should be in the middle marathon run making my way towards the Ironman Kalmar finish line – let´s see if these highlights will get me through it!