Friday, 27 April 2012

Disclaimer

Start, Stop, Start...
If someone do wonder I'm sort of addicted to exercising. When you sit on your butt in front of a computer all day long it's great to get up and move your body. And after I got divorced I have no one waiting for me at home either. No, that was not stated with a sad tone. To me, where I'm in life, this is just perfect.

When I start projects I can end up spending quite a lot of time and energy completing the task I did set out to do. But as sudden as I get addicted I might get fed up. That has happened before.

At Oppdal back in 2002. Photo: Ketil Isaksen. 

Norwegian Championship in telemark skiing at Kongsberg in 1999. Me to the left.

For years I skied a lot. I had 50 - 70 days of telemark skiing a year, next to work and studies. I could drive back and forth to Hemsedal  (about 6h in total) in one day if the conditions were good. I could get up 5am in the morning just to be at the right spot at the right time if the powder alert went off. In 2007 I injured my ACL, but I got back to skiing again after that. However, since 2009 I've not had a single day of skiing.

Vestmarkrittet 2009.

In 2008 I started cycling. I also got hooked on that sport. For about a year a participated in all the races I could find. I even bought myself a Toyota HiAce so it was easier for me to get to competitions with my bike and the rest of the equipment needed. One and a half year later I did quit cycling, as quickly as I had started. Since 2009 I've not done a single race on the iron horse.

Late in 2008 I started running. As written several times before my main goals were sub 40min on the 10km and sub 1h 30min on 21.1 km. After I reached those achievements my plan was to quit running as well, and find a new sport. But since running still is great fun, and the people I run with are awesome (except for one guy that always bullies me and calls me a girl) I didn't want to quit running. That's why I started on the 400 meter project.

And the reason for writing what I've just written was not only to show off. Needless to say, I like to show to the world and the readers of this blog, that I'm a multi talent that can do whatever sport that is thrown at me. Yeah, right. OK then, I can admit a few things. I only did participate in one Norwegian Championship in telemark and I didn't do very well at all. In the first race I got DNF after my name. In the second I finished as 31 out of 60-something. I did a few Norwegian Cup races though, but never performed well there either (some results). And when it came to cycling I was always very far behind the best. The reason I did quit was that I got so psyched out after a crash and my ex-wife getting all sour on me doing four hours trip after work. Never understood the latter though.

Cycling was painful. I didn't take the pressure. This became my last race.

I realised that pain sometimes do hurt.

Session 9 : Thursday 26th of April : 10 x 150m
But this post was meant to be about running, and my session on the track with Jean. Not sure how I managed to drift away, but those things do happen once in a while. I think the reason was that I wanted to come with a disclaimer. I wanted to explain to people that I might quit stop running as well. And then this blog will be about other things than running, like knitting or cooking. Or I might stop blogging. I don't know, but now you're warned. And while I'm at it, this blog is not meant to be just about running. I'll write about whatever I feel like writing about. Currently I'm a bit single minded, hence running takes up a lot of space.

Did the J-session again.

The heart rate monitor did work this time as well.

I have no plans to stop running though and today was my fourth day in a row with short intervals. Luckily I only had 10 x 150m on the program. I was tired and the rain was pouring down, but despite this it went well. The intervals were done in 33.5 till 23.0 seconds, gradually faster for each interval.

Split times, intervals and pauses.

So today's session was a good one. It was not that hard. After the session I might have been a bit too satisfied with myself. I told Jean it was a good session, however I also stated that I found the Tuesday session hard. Then he looked at me, smiled and told me that if I thought previous session was hard the next one would be a lot harder. On this coming Tuesday I will have to do 10 x 500m.

To be honest I'm actually quite worried about the Tuesday. I have no idea how I will manage. I'll try though. If worst comes to worst I'll just hit the wall. I'll bring two extra items on that session. A sick bag and a sleeping bag. If someone finds me on the track later that night please help me home.

But before the Tuesday we have the weekend and my sixth race of the 2012 season coming up. 10km at Sentrumsløpet. Good thing I've charged my batteries.

14 comments:

  1. Holy shit, dude. Nice pics after you kissed some asphalt! Gotta hook up in Oslo if you are around in late May. My dad and are are going to hit up Bergen for a few days and then spend about 3-4 days in Oslo with some friends. I'll hit ya up.

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    1. Yeah, I felt the impact. Cool, drop me a line when you're visiting!

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  2. Sykling ser livsfarlig ut. Derfor jeg solgte syklen min!
    I mårra skal vi levere Frode! Takk for henvisningen i bloggen forresten, skjønte det var meg du snakket om når du fortalte om de sinnsyke AWESOME folka i løpemiljøet!

    Begynner å glede meg til i mårra jeg, og jeg begynner faktisk å tru at jeg kan løpe på en god tid i morgen! Ikke godt tegn å være så OPTIMIST!!! =)

    Møtes i morgen før start eller så vi "backe opp" hverandre og sånn.. hehe!

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    1. Ja, sykling burde være forbudt. Ja, du er jo Mr Awesome himself du vettu. Bare kjipt med denne ene personer i løpsmiljøet som mobber meg så mye ((:

      Oppbacking og oppmuntring i morgen før løpet høres ut som en plan. Regner med at frasene kommer til å sitte løst og det vil hagle med komplimenter begge veier.

      Etter å ha tappet batteriene i en uke nå så er jeg selv superoptimist for morgendagens løp. Tror det kan bli årsbeste på 10km, om vi ser bort ifra 10km testen vi hadde i "Svettetunnelen" i januar.

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  3. Ja. Jeg må finne ut hva tid jeg løp på da - slik at jeg kan ta årsbeste.
    Hva var tiden din? (stikker i blogg og sjekker nå!)

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    1. Jeg hadde 41:49 (ref. http://klevstul.posterous.com/10km-test-at-bislett).

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    2. Haha! Jeg hadde 41:19! Ja, da skal det settes ny SB i mårra. Makan til dårlig tider jeg har på 10km ass. Skal jeg faktisk gå igjennom å finne alle tidene mine fra PB ble satt. Der er det MYE rart!

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    3. 41:19 er jo sterkt det, hehe. Hva er Sentrums-persen din? Jeg har 40:40 fra 2011.

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  4. Jeg løp vel 39:54 eller 39:52 eller noe ett år. Da husker jeg at jeg var utrolig misfornøyd. Jeg trodde faktisk jeg skulle klare å jogge inn på 38:30 i komfortsona, så ble det et helvetes vondt løp og 39:52. Det var siste sentrumsløpet mitt og da bestemte jeg meg for å aldri løpe det igjen. haha!

    Men i mårra skal jeg gå ut knallhardt! Skal sette ny 3km,5km og 10km pers i samme løp. Fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakt!

    Jeg gleder meg litt til i morgen for å faktisk kjenne hvor vondt det kan bli. hehe!
    VErste av alt. Jeg gleder meg SKIKKELIG til i morgen. Har skikkelig race stemning.

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    1. Knallbra (eller 'kanelbra' som jeg først skrev) å høre. Jeg lover å holde følge med deg første 400m. Er nesten så din motivasjon smitter over til meg, når jeg kjenner godt etter så begynner jeg nesten å bli optimistisk. Men det varer kanskje kun frem til jeg kjenner hvor tunge beina er før start.

      Og så er det digg dagen før dagen. Null trening. Kun sløving i sofaen. Blir stretching, sushi og Lost på meg i dag. Stas!

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  5. Ja, jeg også tror jeg skal knuse innpå noen SUSHI biter. Nice!
    Kjenner kroppen kribler til å løpe. Jeg er så konsentrert. Har visualisert i natt og ser jeg spurter opp den bakken opp mot slottet - faktisk som FØRSTEMANN!! Streberne som løper mila på sub 30 henger bak meg som et slips..... =)

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    1. Hahaha. Jeg gleder meg til å se bilde av deg på forsiden av Kondis hvor du leder Sentrumsløpet før Kenyanerene opp Slottsbakken, samt å lese artikkelen "Hva skjedde med Mosjonisten?".

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  6. Når blir det samling for opp/nedpsyking i morgen? Jeg er klar for både det og race! Og skal du trene 500 metere på tirsdag Frode? Er drt mulig å henge seg på og se hva dette går ut på?

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  7. Thomas: fikk mail med kommentaren din, men mulig du slettet den fra denne posten da jeg ikke finner den igjen her.

    Uansett, for å svare på spørsmålene.

    1) Jeg må hente startnummer så henger nok i byen tidlig. Da får jeg også undersøkt toalettkapasiteten til arrangementet. Tar med telefon.

    2) Kult om du henger deg med på tirsdag. Jo flere jo bedre. Vi starter spyøkta på NIH-banen kl 1700.

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