Monday, 30 December 2013

Summary of 2013

One thing I will remember from 2013 is it's perfect summer (src).

Another Year has Passed By
It feels slightly unreal that an entire year has passed by since my previous race summary. The older I get the faster the time passes. Years turns into months, months to weeks, weeks to days, days to hours, hours to minutes and minutes to seconds. Thinking of this I always ask myself what I have achieved or done, during the last year. Often I realise that it's not that much. Which is strange, as when I look back I've always been quite busy. It is doing the same things over and over again that that makes time fly, and making time look like one grey mass looking back at it. That is why it is important for me having some new projects, doing some new things, and also revisiting activities and places I love.

A short list of highlights from this year:
2013 was the year I started, and ended, in the Land of the Rising Sun ^.
2013 was the year I started skiing again, and had the best winter in ages.
2013 was the year I had tibia stress fracture.
2013 was the year I made foreneNo, or the new version of runners.no ^.
2013 was the year with the best summer ^  in Norway since 1997 (as I remember).
2013 was the year I did the Prism Break Challenge.
2013 was the year I swallowed a toothpick.
2013 was the year I became the most hated Norwegian on a race track.
2013 was the year I earned money on something virtual, and paid off my mortgage ^.
2013 was the year I made something that at least I call a film.
2013 was the year I once again got myself a proper camera ^.

Top of Klevstul Chronicles
I've written quite a lot of posts on chronicles.no in 2013. 196 to be exact. The main reason for spending so much time on this is that I like to write, and keep record. I could of course have done this in a non public space. But I like the fact that other can gain some knowledge, get enjoyed or get provoked by what I write. I put more energy into something I know that other will read. I have written on the Internet for several years, but that is no guarantee for me continuing. Starting and stopping is my way. But I think I will continue in 2014 as well, at least for a while.

Below is a list of the most popular posts, written in 2013 (using Analytics ^, as Blogger's ^ own stat tool seems less reliable). It is very clear that one subject did cause a lot of attention.

01 : Råskinnet 2013 (running, race)
02 : Bitmessage crackdown? (tech)
03 : Brev til Norges friidrettsforbund (running, licence)
04 : Boycott Sentrumsløpet 2014 (running, licence)
05 : Call for Boycott, Uncensored (running, licence)
06 : Forbundet (running, licence)
07 : Rottefella NTN Freeride review (skiing)
08 : Download video content from nrk.no (tech)
09 : DIY Japanese style table (crafting)
10 : Amazon Relational Database Service (tech)

Running
In terms of running 2013 was the year I ran mainly uphill, and mainly in the forest. Much due to the fracture I got from running on hard surface, but also because I'm bored with the more traditional sessions. It is a year I will remember for a lot of very fun and varied training with Mr RG and Mr LG, next to the less varied 300m hill interval session on Mondays. The training gave good results (PB on SRM x 2, SRM x 3 a solid 10 km terrain race, and several other personal track records), compared with my expectations and specially since I have not done this few kilometres since I started running back in 2009.

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| year | time     | distance   | elevation gain |
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| 2010 | 181h 20m | 1758.15 km | 21166 m        |
| 2011 | 216h 12m | 2188.91 km | 26789 m        |
| 2012 | 328h 05m | 2596.80 km | 41368 m        |
| 2013 | 207h 56m | 1652.93 km | 37624 m        |
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Disclaimer: I might run a few extra kilometres in 2013, if the weather is nice and I feel like it, on the last day of the year.

Races
In 2013 I ran many races I had done before, and several races for the first time. Most has ended up on the list of memorable races.

The Most Memorable Races
And here they are, the races I remember the most.

SRM for being SRM, which is great.
Råskinnet for it's fun and race against Siri ^. Now, unfortunately I think more of it due to the man in charge ^.
Grefsenkollen Opp 2013 for it's ugly t-shirts (the race is fun though).
Salomon Trail Tour 5-2013 for running through human shit (not fun).
Myllavannet Rundt 2013 for it uniqueness.
St. Hansgaloppen 2013 for it's waffles and atmosphere.
Mont-Blanc Cross 2013 for being my longest race, ever.
Rødtangen Rundt 2013 for a perfect summer memory.
All island races (onetwothree), for being the best collection of races there is.
Mærraølen 2013 for ... (sorry, blackout, can't remember).
Gaupekollen opp 2013 for being satisfied.
Skjennungstua opp 2013 for being perfect in every way.
Furumomila 2013 for it's magic.
Vinterkarusellen #3 2013 for a great finish to a great season.

Overview
Below is a complete list of my 2013 races, excluding the 21 times I did Sognsvann Rundt Medsols ^.

Råskinnet 2013
Salomon Trail Tour 1-2013
Salomon Trail Tour 2-2013
Grefsenkollen Opp 2013
Mistbergløpet 2013
Menyløpet 2013
Salomon Trail Tour 5-2013
Myllavannet Rundt 2013
St. Hansgaloppen 2013
Mont-Blanc Cross 2013
Rødtangen Rundt 2013
Hovedøya Rundt 2013
Mærraølen 2013
Langøyene Rundt 2013
Gressholmen Rundt 2013
Sellanrå Opp 2013
Koboltgruvene opp 2013
Ole Einar Bjørndalens terrengløp 2013
Gaupekollen opp 2013
Eggekollen opp 2013
Oslos Bratteste 2013
Skjennungstua opp 2013
Furumomila 2013
Vinterkarusellen #1 2013
Vinterkarusellen #3 2013

2014
When it comes to races I have only signed up for two next year. And those are not located in Norway. I won't do many races as a result of the fee on running that I think is negative (OK, stupid!), and worth protesting against. Too bad, but I'm sure I'll find something else to do.

6 comments:

  1. Tannpirkerhistorien er bare helt utrolig altså - er det virkelig mulig liksom? ;-)

    Nuvel - det ble en lang liste på deg i år - neste år blir lista over løp ditto kort - men det får så være! SRM deltakelsen din går vel neppe ned og det er bra! Godt nyttår!

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    1. Det var ikke veldig gøy å svelge tannpirkeren, hehe.

      Til neste år får jeg jo frigitt mye tid, nå som det blir færre konkurranser og dermed også færre "race reviews" på bloggen her. Men ja, SRM, øyløp og MIM-løpene skal jeg forsøke å få med meg, lisensfrie som de er.

      Godt nytt år. Hils Mr TB.

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  2. Ha ha - særlig at du fikk blackout på Mærraølen, så få øl som du drakk... ;-D

    Men takk for i år, og happy 2014 til deg! Håper på flere perfekte sommerdager i året som kommer.

    Du får veldig mye ut av de kilometerne du løper jmf. med mange andre. Hvilke annet løp i utlandet er du påmeldt utenom Chamonix?

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    1. Makan, skal jeg få tyn for drikkingen min under Mærraølen helt ut i 2014 nå.

      Takk for 2013 ja, det var supert. Det ble noen veldig bra opplevelser sammen. Håper selv på noen nye fine sommerminner i 2014.

      Er godt fornøyd med uttellingen av løpingen ja. Når jeg ikke løper mer enn det jeg gjør kan jeg heller øke intensiteten, så det blir veldig mye kvalitet. Jeg blir lei av løpingen om det blir for mye. Og også litt lat, så noe lengre enn 1.5 timer med løping skjer ytterst sjeldent.

      Er påmeldt både Le Vertical og Cross i Chamonix, men det kan godt hende det kun blir med et av de to distansene. De går etterhverandre, uten noen hviledager i mellom. Ikke optimalt.

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  3. Du la selv opp til tyn ved å påstå at du drakk så mye at du ikke husket noe på Mærraølen, våger jeg å påstå. Ble for fristende å ta den når ballen lå på straffemerket og målet var åpent. :-D

    Vertikalen er jo "bare" tre kilometer da, og Crossen er jo bare en hyggelig liten fjelltur. Det fikser du vettu... Tenk så fortjent banketten etterpå blir.

    Håper veldig på flere turer til bygdenorge for å løpe når våren kommer. :-)

    Fortsatt god tur! Skal du se noe mer av landet enn Tokyo denne gangen?

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    1. Jeg hevded at jeg ikke husket noe, men grunnen til at jeg ikke husket noe sa jeg ingenting om. Det kunne jo ha vært alt stresset med å arrangere, eller? Tror jeg kommer til å få tyn etter årets Mærraøl også. Jeg klarer ikke holde følge med resten av gjengen, hverken under løpet eller banketten. Men moro er det lell.

      Ja, det er jo kun et par rusleturer. Og ja, banketten etterpå blir garantert bra.

      Vi må få til flere turer, men så var det denne pokkers lisensen da. Det blir kanskje kroken på døra for Myllavannet Rundt også? Må sjekke med dem. Det var et fint arrangement.

      Skal utforske Japan litt mer denne gangen, fra sør til nord. Setter meg på Shinkansen om et par dager, med retning innlandet. Oppdateringer kommer her på chronicles.no ((:

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