Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sommerstevne III (2012)

Race #28 2012 - 100m - 13.10 [PB] - Race #29 - 200m - 26.64 [PB] - Tuesday 24th of July

Sommerstevne III at Bislett Stadium



Back at the track
Ingvill was there, running a 800m in 2:01.13, and Karoline was there running 3000m in 8:55. Several other great runners as well. And then there was Mr Me, Eddie the Eagle of athletics. If I had done length or height jumping I might have been called Frode the Frog due to my enormous leaping power abilities.

Strangely enough I was the only one in boardshorts at the track. Several asked me why I didn't wear tights.

Despite not being sponsored I have to once more brag about the Rip Curl Mirage series with ES3. It's like wearing nothing, and that is of course not at all like wearing tights.

One week has passed since my 400m run was done, and it was about time to visit Bislett Stadium once more. They needed someone to finish last this time as well. I planned to do a 200m. However as I arrived at Bislett 4:30 pm and saw the 200m starting 19:55 I decided to do a 100m at 18:05 in the meantime.

Doing two races in one evening is not optimal for performing at your best. At least not for me. Specially not when the start of race number two is delayed as well. In the end I waited more than 2 hours before I started the 200 meter. It was as some of the air went out of the balloon. The 200m time I do believe I can improve a bit. The 100m will be harder, as I'm not lightning fast. But nothing is impossible.

It's the first time I've ever done a 100m and a 200m race. It was definitively a new experience. In both races I ended up with stiff legs due to lactate. Annoying, but that is a part of the game. In both races I finished last as well. That was just as expected. If I was afraid of finishing last there would be a lot of things I couldn't have done.

Results, 100m heat 1.

Results, 200m heat 2.

Vive eX Gratia (VXG) can be translated with "live in grace".

Once more there was time for Solo (PB = Solo)!

Is it called a PB or a PR? I read somewhere that it's a PR (Personal Record) when at the track, and PB (Personal Best) for fun races and stuff. Not sure but as I'm used to the PB term so I'll stick with that for now.

The One New Sport A Year Challenge
As written about earlier my plan is to do one new sport every year. I used to do telemark skiing in my youth. The "one new sport a year challenge" started after that though. I think it was around 2006, when I started playing squash. I threw myself out in the deep water, playing contests. Guess what, I always lost. However I did learn and gradually became better. I 2007 I injured my knee, and I stopped playing squash. In 2008 I started mountain bike cycling. Same thing there, I did all the contests I had time to do. Some people call me "Mr All In", and I guess that is appropriate. Certain things I decide to do I do 100%, because I reckon it is heaps more fun that way. Sometimes I get bored and start with new things. Cycling was great fun until I crashed in 2009. So I started running and did set 10km and 21.1 km goals. In 2011 I started Krav Maga. That was very painful, and extremely hard trying to combine with running. This year I started running 400m. A totally new sport to me, as it is very different to running half marathons.

src: Wikipedia

Challenge your mind
A sound mind is as important as a sound body. There should be no doubt that doing things you don't know or are not good at is very good for the mind. Specially when it involves using your body. As you are learning new skills you can literally feel your brain patterns changing. You get tired in a very different way. Being in the comfort zone all the time is not a positive thing at all. I'm not at all not good enough challenging myself, but at least I'm aware that it's a good thing to do. I should start doing more things I'm really crap at. I've played with the idea of pole vaulting, but that might turn very ugly. We'll see, I'm sure I'm come up with something. In the meantime I'll keep running.


  1. Bra innsats på stevnet i går! Jeg venter i spenning på Stavsprang Prosjektet.

    Hilsen Mr Komfortsona :)

    1. Takker. Stavsprang-prosjektet kan bli bra, hehe. Jeg tror egentlig jeg ikke ønsker å bevege meg så langt ut av komfortsona.

      Husk å melde deg på Øyløpet / Hovedøya Rundt til torsdag. Det er lenge siden Bruce og lørdagen nå. Og som nevnt, du kan ta en "Ringom" og kjøre Cola og Clausthaler også!

    2. Han Ringom har blitt i overkant NITRIST når han sitter på Bankett og drikker Cola og Clausthaler. Det er rett å slett trist å se hvordan han har forfalt.

    3. Ja, Espen har rett og slett blitt superseriøs og supertrist. Ingen "mosjonisten.com" nå lengre. Det var sikkert Cola Light han drakk også.


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