Saturday, 29 April 2017


sognsvann - photo credits:

wednesday passed. srm passed. i did not run. despite being shortlisted for a pair of new running footwear. one thing is for certain, with a 40% salary it would have been nifty getting a pair of new shoes. my mailbox is bursting with emails from people that question why i did not run this wednesday. has my calfs given me more difficulties? have i once again lose all motivation for running? have i been banned from the competition? has someone very stupid introduce a running fee for racing around the lake? do i no longer see the point in running in the forest, since i can make my own forest soundscape? was i skiing in wyller? the mysteries are many. the answers few. i am sorry to all you multitudinous readers of this brilliant blog. you just have to wait and see. see if i will run wednesday next week. or if this was it. so close, yet so far away.

readers have also been asking me concerning my mission to get running tips from the legend sindre buraas. i've gone through eight power cycles on my battery attempting to get hold of that guy. it is almost as if he doesn't want to talk to me. but knowing how extraordinary remarkable awesome i am as a person that can not be the case. i bet he is just out cycling, all the time, 24/7/365. having stated that, i did get one text from mister buraas though. he seems to be assuming that i am noel gallagher.

by the way, i've also had ava v5.9 analysed sognsvann for you guys. i used the above image of the lake. there is a lot of surprise by the lake, next to happiness and some sadness. luckily there is little anger to notice.

sognsvann, as viewed by ava.

Thursday, 20 April 2017


race #3 2017 - 6516 m - 28:18 [sb] - wednesday 19th of april

zen mode
my race number 194(+2) is down. six more to go, then i have reached my goal of 200 srm races. so far my motivation is top notch, and my calfs seems under control. life is good, and i feel in balance, in zen mode. the race to two hundred continues.

another guy just like me, in zen mode. a wonderful screengrab, from a wonderful documentary. does anyone know which?

my watch showed the following 1 km lap times: 4:23 - 4:23 - 4:27 - 4:17 - 4:26 - 4:23 - 3:46.
my official time became 28:19 for the two laps, which gives a 4:20 pace. a pace that i am very pleased with. for the last three weeks, i have been running two till three times a week. a 6-7 km very slow run in the forest, once or twice a week. then the srm race. not much, but enough for me.

the history
pbs (personal bests) are pbs, now i am satisfied with sbs (season's bests) and dbs (daily bests). below the last races, and the pbs from a time i ran a lot more than what i now do.

expert help
last night i got an idea to make this little project a tad more exciting. i thought of contacting a running pro, to get some extra help. i searched the internet for "running legends", and discovered that i have a legend in my own back yard, a guy with the name sindre buraas. the second fastest norwegian on the 5000m, with the time 13:11 from 2015. despite him having retired from running i guess he must know a thing or two about the sport.

unfortunately, it seems extremely hard to get in touch with this mr buraas. i have tried calling him like 15 times. he never picks up. but i will keep trying. in the end, i am sure he will give in and answer my phone. hence i hope to have some really good running tips to share with everyone by next week.

what else

spending quite a lot of time working on foreneNo version 1.1 (check out the progress here), used by the service i will once again enable rss feed, and i hope to speed up loading times.

easter egg
spoiler alert: i found the easter egg. on the below image you should be able to find it as well.

sort messe
i got bored with "sort messe". only listened to three episodes.

a little contest
yay, i have a contest this time. the first image of the post is taken from a sweet documentary i recently watched. the first person to comment this post, with the correct answer, will win some honour.