Sunday, 29 June 2014

Vertical KM & Mont-Blanc Cross 2014

Two races in two days in the French Alps. Below is a log of the events.

Most of the days the weather has been like this. Not bad, not bad at all.


Vertical KM
Race #15 2014 - 3.5 km - 52:31 [debut] - Friday 27th of June

View from the top of the KMV (src).

The Vertical KM (also called the Kilometre Vertical or the KMV) is a lovely event, with loads and loads of people cheering all the way along the track. 1000 vertical meters in 3.5 km running means quite a steep track. I ran the first 200 vertical meters, the next 800 was covered by mainly walking. It gets slightly airy towards the top of the track, which also includes some via ferrata elements. There were 400 runners on the start line. The weather was great as it was mainly cloudy when I ran / walked, and not too warm.


Links
| official pages | garmin connect | kondis article |



Mont-Blanc Cross
Race #16 2014 - 24 km - 3:06:57 - Saturday 28th of June

The Norwegians in the lead, or at least it looks that way on the picture (photo: Gerard Cornelissen).

Approaching the finish line (photo: Sharon Broadwell).

As last year I did the Mont-Blanc Cross (also called the Cross de Mont-Blanc, or the CM). This year the weather was perfect. Cloudy and 13 degrees when we started at 07:30, and clouds covered the sun for almost the entire race. 1500 runners started on the 23-24 km trail in the beautiful mountains surrounding the city of Chamonix. The race went very well for about 17 km. After that I ran out of energy and had to slow down the intensity. That aside, it was another marvellous event, with great spectators along the way. If you give a bit of yourself to those who cheer you'll get it back ten fold. I love racing in France.


Links
| official pages | garmin connect | kondis article | 2013 report |

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Climbing Mountains

via ferrata de curalla, passy (src).

i'm back in chamonix, climbing mountains. arrived three nights ago, with my brothers, mr rg and mr lg. will do some races in the mont blanc marathon.

this is chamonix. steep! our trip on the second day. 30 km, almost 1800 vertical meters and almost 5 hr moving time.

on the first day we ran through the 10 km race.

on the second day we did the 23 26 km mont-blanc cross track, plus the vertical km the other way around (going down).

today we tested out via ferrata for the first time. a great and to me challenging experience.

on friday my plan is to do the vertical km race, and i have also signed up for the mont-blanc cross the day after. not sure if i will do both races though.

disclaimer: i'm fully aware of writing this in only lower case letters. the reason being that i right now was too lazy to hold down the shift key while typing. i blame it on the thin air.



links
photos from the entire trip | 10 km race report 2012 | mont-blanc cross 2013 | more posts from france |

Thursday, 19 June 2014

OlympiatoppenOne

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A long list full of training music.

name:   OlympiatoppenOne
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:0LMvcyrCqe6SiTbuaq1BrJ
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songs:  150
length: 9 hr 29 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
Adrian Lux – Boy - Extended Mix
Adrian Lux – Damaged - M4SONIC Remix
Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime - Radio Edit
Armin van Buuren – In And Out Of Love
Armin van Buuren – This World Is Watching Me - Radio Edit
Avicii – Levels - Radio Edit
AWOLNATION – Sail
Ayah Marar – The Raver - Radio Edit
Ayah Marar – Mind Controller - Original
Birdy Nam Nam – Abesses - Beat Torrent Remix
Bungle feat. Ayah Marar – The Siren - Camo & Krooked Remix
Calvin Harris – Thinking About You
Camo & Krooked – Make the Call
Camo & Krooked – Watch It Burn
CAZZETTE – Beam Me Up (Kill Mode) (Radio Edit)
Chase & Status – Blind Faith
Chase & Status – Let You Go
Chase & Status – Time
The Chemical Brothers – Swoon - Radio Edit
Chicane – Bruised Water (Michael Woods Edit)
Christian Burns – As We Collide - Radio Edit
Chromeo – Hot Mess
Chromeo – Night By Night
Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin (RAC Mix)
Craig Connelly – Black Hole - Original Mix Edit
The Crystal Method – The Name of the Game
The Crystal Method – Born Too Slow
The Crystal Method – Play For Real (feat. The Heavy) - Dirtyphonics Remix
Daft Punk – The Grid (Remixed By The Crystal Method)
Danger – 11h30
Darude – Calm Before the Storm
David Guetta – Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
David Guetta – Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon)
David Guetta – She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) [feat. Sia]
David Guetta - Chris Willis - Joachim Garraud – Just A Little More Love - Elektro Edit
David Guetta - Joachim Garraud - Moné - Chris Willis – Money - Radio Edit
David Guetta - Joachim Garraud - Steve Angello - Cozi – Baby When The Light
David Guetta - Juliet - Joachim Garraud – Do Something Love
deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon - Madeon Extended Remix
DJ Fresh – Hot Right Now - Radio Edit
DJ Fresh – Lassitude
DJ Fresh – Golddust
Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Through The Night - Radio Edit
Ellie Goulding – Stay Awake
Empire Of The Sun – Old Flavours
Empire Of The Sun – Celebrate
Eric Prydz – Niton (The Reason) - Radio Edit
Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Flo Rida – How I Feel
Foreign Beggars – See The Light - Original Mix
Foreign Beggars feat. Skrillex – Still Getting It
Foreigner – Urgent - Radio mix
Freestylers – Cracks Feat. Belle Humble (Flux Pavilion Rmx)
Frk. Fryd – Blod & Honning
Gareth Emery – Concrete Angel - Radio Edit
Gareth Emery – Sanctuary - Radio Edit
Gossip – For Keeps
Hyper – The End
Hyper – Machine
Icona Pop – All Night
Infected Mushroom – Wanted To
JAY Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You - Amended Version
Joker – The Vision (Let Me Breathe) [Feat. Jessie Ware]
Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Radio Edit)
Justice – Civilization
Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
Karlsson & Winnberg – The Dance (feat. Spank Rock)
Kaskade – 4 AM - Adam K & Soha Radio Edit
Kaskade – Fire In Your New Shoes
Kaskade – Fire In Your New Shoes
Katy Perry – E.T. - feat. Kanye West
Kavinsky – Nightcall
Kavinsky – ProtoVision
Madeon – The City
Madeon – Finale
Martin Solveig – Boys & Girls - Original Edit
Martin Solveig – Rejection
Martin Solveig – Hello
Martin Solveig – I Want You - Original Radio Edit
Matrix & Futurebound – All I Know - M&F's Rolling Out Radio Mix
Matrix & Futurebound – Magnetic Eyes - Radio Edit
MGMT – Electric Feel - Justice Remix
Michael Jackson – Speed Demon (Remix by Nero)
Michael Jackson – Monster
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me - Single Mix
Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Roy Davis Junior's Universal Radio Mix
The Mojos – One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) - Radio Edit
Motorcycle – As the Rush Comes - Radio Edit
Movits! – Skjut mig i huvet
Nero – Innocence - Original Mix
Nero – Promises
Netsky – 911
Netsky – We Can Only Live Today - Puppy
Nicky Romero – Like Home - Radio Edit
Nneka – Heartbeat (Chase & Status We Just Bought A Guitar Mix)
Noisia – Red Heat - Original Mix
Noisia – Alpha Centauri - Original MIx
Noisia – Soul Purge - Original mix
Noisia – Could This Be - Original MIx
Noisia – Split The Atom - Kito Remix
Noisia – Tommy's Theme - Loadstar Remix
Paul Oakenfold – Otherside - 2012 Official Radio Edit
Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun [Mix Cut] - Moe Aly Remix
Pendulum – Witchcraft
Professor Green – Just Be Good to Green - feat. Lily Allen
The Qemists – Renegade
The Qemists – The Only Love Song / Fading Halo (Acapella)
The Qemists – Bubble (vs The Muel)
The Qemists – Dirty Words
The Qemists – Life's Too Short
Rank 1 – Such Is Life
Rank 1 – L.E.D. There Be Light - Single Mix
Rank 1 – Wild and Perfect Day - Radio Mix
Rita Ora – R.I.P.
Rockwell – Mission:Accomplished
Rudimental – Feel The Love - feat. John Newman
Rudimental – Not Giving In - feat. John Newman & Alex Clare [Radio Edit]
Rudimental – Right Here - Andy C Remix
Rudimental – Speeding - Original Mix
Rudimental – Waiting All Night - feat. Ella Eyre
Seven Lions – Polarized
Sheens – Hey You - Comon Paradise Edit
Shy Child – Disconnected
Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity Of Huge
Simon Patterson – Contraband - Simon Patterson Radio Edit
Sneaky Sound System – Kansas City
Snook – Mister Cool
Snoop Dogg – Sweat (Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta) [Remix]
The Sounds – Rock n Roll
Spor – Pacifica - Kito & Reija Remix
Sub Focus – Last Jungle
Sub Focus – Rock It
Sub Focus – Tidal Wave
Timbaland – We Belong To The Music (Featuring Miley Cyrus)
Usher – More - RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix
Veracocha – Carte Blanche - 2008 Single Edit
The Veronicas – Take Me On The Floor
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll - A-Trak Radio Edit
Yelle – Que Veux-Tu - Madeon Extended Remix

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MorningSession

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A mix of slowed down training tunes. Perfect for the morning session.

name:   MorningSession
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:0ouiqMyaHhxY7uM2uTe0l6
link:   http://open.spotify.com/user/klevstul/playlist/0ouiqMyaHhxY7uM2uTe0l6
songs:  81
length: 6 hr 62 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
16 Bit Lolita's – Re-Murdered
Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
Amon Tobin – Breaking Protocol
Amon Tobin – The Clean Up - Lorn Remix
Antena – Camino Del Sol (Todd Terje Remix)
B-complex – Beautiful Lies
Bassnectar – Butterfly
Ben L'Oncle Soul – Seven Nation Army - Remasterisée
Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire
Bluetech – Oleander - Phutureprimitive Symbiotic Remix
Bonobo – The Keeper - Banks Remix
Boom Jinx – When You Loved Me - Radio Edit
Christopher Norman – Can't Let Go (Kotov & Andre Wilde Remix)
Christopher Norman – Can't Let Go
Chromeo – Don't Walk Away
Compuphonic – Sunset (feat. Marques Toliver) - Radio Edit
Cosmic Fools – Be Yourself
Cosmic Gate and JES – Flying Blind
D.Lissvik – A1
Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Dapayk & Padberg – island feat. caro (nôze rmx)
Dave Horne – Q.E.D.
deadmau5 – The Veldt (feat. Chris James) [8 Minute Edit]
Dubblestandart – Marijuana Dreams (RED HANDS COMMON & KOE DNB REMIX)
Ella Fitzgerald – Slap That Bass - Miguel Migs Petalpusher Remix
Empire Of The Sun – DNA
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language - Flight Facilities Extended Mix
Florence + The Machine – Spectrum - Maya Jane Coles Remix
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Gabriel Rios – Broad Daylight
Gabriel Rios – Baby Lone Star
Goodspeed – Stage Whisper
High Contrast – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Hot Chip – How Do You Do? - Todd Terje remix
Hybrid Minds – Lost
Jabberwocky – Photomaton
Joakim – Nothing Gold - Todd Terje Remix
Joker – The Vision (Let Me Breathe) [Feat. Jessie Ware]
Jonas Kroon – Her Er Eg - Xerxes Remix
Joris Delacroix – Take Your Time
Josh Martinez – Time Alone
Kasper Bjørke – Sunrise - Slow Hands Remix
Kavinsky – Odd Look
Kavinsky – Nightcall
Kavinsky – First Blood
Kavinsky – Roadgame
The Knife – Silent Shout
KOAN Sound & Asa feat. Koo – This Time Around
Koreless – Lost in Tokyo - Original Mix
Leftfield – Original
Lisa Miskovsky – Still Alive
Lorn – Soft Room
Lorn – None an Island
Lyctum – Ancient Groove - Pop Art Remix
M'Black – Heartbreak (Dexcell Remix)
M'Black – Heartbreak (Bare Noize Remix)
Madeon – The City
Madeon – Icarus - Fred V & Grafix Remix
Malik Alary feat. Jenia Lubich – Morning Flow
Mark Knight feat. Skin – Nothing Matters - Noisia Remix
Mc Solaar – La Belle Et Le Bad Boy
Miguel Migs – The Distance feat. Aya
Nicolas Jaar – El Bandido
Nina Simone – Sinnerman - Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Next to Nothing
Parov Stelar – Hurt
Phaeleh ft. Soundmouse – Afterglow
Philter – 8-Bit Smiles
Photek – Levitation
Phutureprimitive – Deeper (feat. Alyssa Palmer)
Pilotpriest – Bodydouble - Phace Remix
Rameses B – Drift Away
Robot Koch – Dreams of You (Heartbeat Mix)
Roger Sanchez – Another Chance
Röyksopp – What Else Is There ?
Snook – Snook, svett & tårar
Spunkshine – Hemlock Switch-One
Squarepusher – Do You Know Squarepusher
Sub Focus – Follow the Light
Vitalic – Poison Lips

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BuraasCollection

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With great help from Mr Buraas I created this list, consisting of music he recommended and I liked. Great training music.

name:   BuraasCollection
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:0i5lr5nWAKg7DFy3Am9RLh
link:   http://open.spotify.com/user/klevstul/playlist/0i5lr5nWAKg7DFy3Am9RLh
songs:  40
length: 2 hr 35 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
Atb – 9PM [Till I Come]
Avicii – Addicted To You - Sick Individuals Remix
Bolt Action Five – Think Fast
Booty Luv – Boogie 2Nite - Seamus Haji Big Love Remix
Chromeo – Don't Turn The Lights On
Chromeo – Needy Girl
Chromeo – Sexy Socialite
Cut Copy – Lights & Music
Darude – Calm Before the Storm
David Guetta - Chris Willis - Joachim Garraud – Just A Little More Love - Elektro Edit
David Guetta - Joachim Garraud - Steve Angello - Cozi – Baby When The Light
Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank - Short Edit
Flo Rida – How I Feel
Frk. Fryd – Blod & Honning
Gossip – For Keeps
Guru Project – This is the Night - Original Mix Edit
Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For?
Hard-FI – Living For The Weekend
Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Radio Edit)
Justice – Civilization
Kaskade – Fire In Your New Shoes
Martin Solveig – Boys & Girls - Original Edit
Martin Solveig – Rejection
Martin Solveig – Hello
Martin Solveig – I Want You - Original Radio Edit
Melody Club – Fever Fever
MGMT – Electric Feel - Justice Remix
Miguel Migs – So Far
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me - Single Mix
Oslo Ess – Bislett Stadion
Professor Green – Just Be Good to Green - feat. Lily Allen
Remady – No Superstar - Original Radio Mix
Reverend And The Makers – Open Your Window - Radio Edit
Shy Child – Disconnected
Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity Of Huge
The Sounds – Rock n Roll
Underworld – Downpipe - Radio edit
The Veronicas – Take Me On The Floor
The Veronicas – Untouched

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SoulSailor.deepTravel

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A very soothing playlist, for the deeper and more relaxed sessions.

name:   SoulSailor.deepTravel
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:10azdRRJ7BO2e2xDc6zfaj
link:   http://open.spotify.com/user/klevstul/playlist/10azdRRJ7BO2e2xDc6zfaj
songs:  64
length: 7 hr 42 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
36 – Seance
Advida – Forest Temple
AES DANA – Signs
Al Gromer Khan – A Strange Kind of Peace
Al Gromer Khan – Air Silence
Ambient Music Therapy (Deep Sleep, Meditation, Spa, Healing, Relaxation) – Orbiting Chimes for Deep Sleep
Between Interval – Three Years Ago
Between Interval – Eden in Shadows
Between Interval – Delta Capricorni
Binaural Beats Brain Waves Isochronic Tones Brain Wave Entrainment – Delta Waves for Deep Healing Sleep
Biosphere – Chukhung
Brian Eno – Signals - 2005 Digital Remaster
Brian Eno – Stars - 2005 Digital Remaster
Carbon Based Lifeforms – 20 Minutes
Carbon Based Lifeforms – RCA (+)
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Marauders
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Arecibo
Carbon Based Lifeforms – System
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Somewhere in Russia
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Inertia
Carbon Based Lifeforms – VLA - (edit)
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Held together by gravity
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Transmission/Intermission
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Betula Pendula
Circular – Deeper - live edit
Circular – Complex A
Connect.Ohm – Time to Time by Time
Connect.Ohm – Winter Sorrows
Evan Bartholomew – We Set Out Into the Caverns of Time
Hybrid Leisureland – Trampoline Hotel
Hybrid Leisureland – Strawberry Planetarium
Ishq – Alaya
krill.minima – Wie Die Wolken Zieht Auch Der Tag Vorbei
Lars Leonhard – Lost in Space
Lars Leonhard – Slow Motion
Lemon Grass – Moonwalk
Lingua Lustra – Monochromatic
Mahiane – Spathe
Mera – Aeolis Mons
Mera – Quasi-Stellar
MIKTEK – False Dawn
MIKTEK – Elephants
MIKTEK – Human Theory
MIKTEK – Abismo 2.0
MIKTEK – Song of the Burning Mountain
MIKTEK – Magnificient Desolation
MIKTEK – Time or Place
MIKTEK – Drone Flower
Ólafur Arnalds – Frá upphafi
Patch – Subarctica
Patch – Subarctica
Patch – calve
Patch – intrans
Patch – krill
Patch – ebb
Patch – isot
Patch – lichen
Scann-Tec – Phaeton Remains
Solar Fields – Combination - On/Off edit
Sync24 – Replicant
T.S.R. – Picnic in the levitating park
T.S.R. – Afterglow
Win Bent – Tidbit
Zero Ohms – The Present Perfect Tense of Being

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SoulSailor.four

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The fourth Soul Sailor playlist.

name:   SoulSailor.four
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:4HRV4VI0BH0x78f8dFcN9U
link:   http://open.spotify.com/user/klevstul/playlist/4HRV4VI0BH0x78f8dFcN9U
songs:  59
length: 6 hr 1 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
Air – La Femme D'argent
Air – Kelly Watch The Stars - Moog Cookbook Remix
Akshan – Adagio for the Braves
Akshan – Angels Never Cry
Amon Tobin – Journeyman
Banco De Gaia – All Sleeping - Desert Dwellers Remix
Banco De Gaia – Hu! - Unusual Cosmic Process Remix
Banco De Gaia – For Such a Time - System 7 Remix
Blockhead – Insomniac Olympics
Bonobo – The Keeper - Banks Remix
Cell – Floating Retention
Coldcut – Autumn Leaves - Irresistible Force mix
The Crystal Method – Jupiter Shift
Dubblestandart – Marijuana Dreams (RED HANDS COMMON & KOE DNB REMIX)
FC Kahuna – Hayling
Florence + The Machine – Spectrum - Maya Jane Coles Remix
Frou Frou – Let Go
Goodspeed – Stage Whisper
Hybrid Minds – Lost
Jan Garbarek – Rites - Special Edit for the film
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene, Pt. 2
Jonas Kroon – Her Er Eg - Xerxes Remix
Joris Delacroix – Take Your Time
Josh Martinez – Time Alone
Kid Koala – 2 bit Blues
Kid Koala – 4 bit Blues
Kid Koala – 9 bit Blues
Kid Koala – Skanky Panky
The Knife – Silent Shout
Koan – Rainfall
Koreless – Lost in Tokyo - Original Mix
Lars Leonhard – Hidden Places
Leftfield – Original
Malik Trey – Sleepy Shadows
Merkaba – Solar Ohm
Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits
Nightmares On Wax – You Wish
Persia Beatz – Forsaken Dune (Punjabi Mix)
Phaeleh ft. Soundmouse – Afterglow
Phutureprimitive – Center of Gravity
Phutureprimitive – Rites of Passage
Phutureprimitive – Darkness
Phutureprimitive – Elysium
Primeaux & Mike – Awakening
Rameses B – Drift Away
RJD2 – Smoke & Mirrors
RJD2 – Ghostwriter
RJD2 – 1976
Saafi Brothers – Under the Stars
Saafi Brothers – Supernatural
Solar Fields – In Motion (Good Morning Edit) Remastered
Spunkshine – Hemlock Switch-One
Squarepusher – Do You Know Squarepusher
Subgardens – Listen To The Flowers Grow - Aes Dana Rmx
Takagi Masakatsu – 18 Portraits of Atlas
Thievery Corporation – Holographic Universe
Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde
William Orbit – Water From A Vine Leaf
Zen Garden – Simple Thought - Stefan Torto remake

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SoulSailor.three

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The third Soul Sailor playlist, with even more electronic chilling music.

name:   SoulSailor.three
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:1b6gATB1NXAR1mGMTxKovI
link:   http://open.spotify.com/user/klevstul/playlist/1b6gATB1NXAR1mGMTxKovI
songs:  68
length: 7 hr 45 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
AES DANA – Aftermath # 02
AES DANA – Aftermath # 03
AES DANA – Aftermath # 05
AES DANA – Mineral Lights - Submerge Edit
AES DANA – Nexus
AES DANA – Onyx
AES DANA – Unlit
Amos – Fläktsystem
Antonio Testa – Little Science
Ascent – In the Evening
Ascent – Magic Walley
AstroPilot – Only Hope
Between Interval – Delta Capricorni
Between Interval – Minotaur's Lair
Biosphere – Chukhung
Bob Tracker – Little Voices In Operating Room
Brando Lupi – Opal
Circular – Complex A
Consciousness Federation – Telepathic Consciousness
Cygna – Euclidean Subspace
Cygna – Su Abir - (live at Glastonbury 2010)
Deep In Mind – The Gorge of the Saints
E-Mantra – Secret Prophecy
Erot – Helleborus
Fingers in the Noise – Plenitude
Fingers in the Noise – Delicate
James Murray – Nautilus
Jon Hopkins – Immunity
Jon Hopkins – Monsters Theme
Koan – The Last Samurai
krill.minima – Wie Die Wolken Zieht Auch Der Tag Vorbei
Lars Leonhard – Clear Air Turbulence
Lars Leonhard – Northern Lights
Lars Leonhard – Slow Motion
Liquid Space – Copy Dreams Lauter
MIKTEK – False Dawn
MIKTEK – Elephants
MIKTEK – Incompressible Flow
MIKTEK – Ominous Ride - album edit
MIKTEK – Human Theory
MIKTEK – Abismo 2.0
MIKTEK – Song of the Burning Mountain
MIKTEK – Purity
MIKTEK – Elsewhere - The Fade edit
MIKTEK – Magnificient Desolation
MIKTEK – Time or Place
MIKTEK – Ominous Ride
Muridae – Turning Down
Ólafur Arnalds – Þú ert sólin
Ólafur Arnalds – Only The Winds
Ólafur Arnalds – Himininn er að hrynja, en stjörnurnar fara þér vel
Patch – Subarctica
Patch – intrans
Patch – krill
Patch – ebb
Patch – isot
Patch – lichen
Resonant Dawn – Silver Reflection
Rildrim – Tear-blind Eyes
Scann-Tec – ASD - live edit
Scann-Tec – Phaeton Remains
Solar Fields – Mystic Science (Origin 2007)
Spectrum Vision – Atmosphere Ship
Subgardens – Asleep Clockmaker
SYGNALS – Thymisis
Sync24 – Source
Unstable Elements – Human Mind
Zero Ohms – The Everything That Is No Thing

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SoulSailor.two

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The second Soul Sailor playlist, with great chilling music.

name:   SoulSailor.two
uri:    spotify:user:klevstul:playlist:4222aWlQUHmPU0gKDbSfr1
link:   http://open.spotify.com/user/klevstul/playlist/4222aWlQUHmPU0gKDbSfr1
songs:  54
length: 6 hr 42 min

Playlist as of 19th of June 2014:
Abakus – A Whole New Way of Looking At the Day
Androcell – Process Of Unfolding
Androcell – Atmos-Spheres
Aural Planet – Liquid Incense
Aural Planet – Sunfruits Avenue
Aural Planet – Hydropoetry Cathedra - instrumental version
Bluetech – Oleander - Phutureprimitive Symbiotic Remix
Bluetech – Probability Tree
Bluetech – Leaving Babylon
Celtic Cross – Hicksville
Circular – Pattatine - live edit
Circular – Top Dive - live edit
Connect.Ohm – Evolution 1:1
Connect.Ohm – Snow Park
Connect.Ohm – 9980
Connect.Ohm – Fossil
Connect.Ohm – Gentle Perception
Connect.Ohm – Time to Time by Time
Connect.Ohm – Winter Sorrows
Easily Embarrassed – Moon People
Entheogenic – Aranyanyara (The Ouverture)
Finnebassen – Bella
Flooting Grooves – Immersion
Ganga Giri – Curried Ripples
Gaudi – Sufani
Great Leap Forward – In Name of the Super Natural
Hallucinogen – L.S.D. - World Sheet of Closed String Mix
Irukandji – Whales Street
Jaia – Alone
Jaia – L'ivresse des Profondeurs
Khetzal – Glaciales Lacrimae
Lemonchill – Moonlight Sonata - Zero Cult Remix
Lemonchill – Adam And Eve - Mindwave Remix
M-Seven – Creative Tao
Nordlight – Silk & Roses
Nuclear Ramjet – Folding Time
The Peaking Goddess Collective – Star Peace
The Peaking Goddess Collective – Being Transformation
Pitch Black – Lost In Translation
Puff Dragon – Chinese Radio
Scann-Tec – Hope
Scann-Tec – ASD
SESEN – Emerge
Shulman – First Came The Stars - Bluetech Remix
Sideform – Extacy Effect
Spunkshine – Smoked
Spunkshine – Wreckage at Sólheimasandur
Sundial – Together, we are…
T.S.R. – Picnic in the levitating park
T.S.R. – Afterglow
Tripswitch – Deer Park
Tripswitch – Goldbach's conjecture
Vibrasphere – San Pedro
Xerxes – Inhale

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Red House Hill

The view from the top at the Red House Hill.



Many Names
One of the running sessions I do the most frequently is intervals at the "Red House Hill" track aka "Kioskbakken" aka "From Bridge to House" aka "Bridge House". Yes, this hill has almost as many names as I have done intervals there, and I have done a few hundred. The track is located in close proximity to Sognsvann. The Red House Hill track is interesting, as it consists of several parts, described in the pictures below.



Time and Distance
From the bottom at the bridge, to the top at the red house the distance is about 300 meters. If you're in good shape you'll get your ass below 60 seconds, however below 70 seconds can be hard as well. So far I have not heard about anyone gotten below 50, but it should be doable for the fastest guys in town.



Sessions
You can do this session in different ways. You can run both up and down, which gives you a more aerobic training session. Or you can do it the Mr Pain way, which means walking down (four to five minutes pauses) and full speed on each interval. 10 intervals for the win, by the way. And it was actually Mr Pain who introduced me to this track, hence it could be called "Hill of Pain" as well.



Good Sessions
Once I manage to get all intervals below 70 seconds. That was the magnificent day 29th of July 2014:
Times: 1:08.3 - 1:06.0 - 1:05.7 - 1:06.2 - 1:04.6 - 1:05.5 - 1:05.9 - 1:03.4 - 1:03.4 - 1:00.4

Once I managed to get below 60 seconds twice. That happened on the glorious day 23rd of September 2013:
Times: 1:16.1 - 1:13.1 - 1:09.5 - 1:08.5 - 1:07.1 - 1:07.4 - 1:05.0 - 1:05.0 - 58.8 - 59.6

Rumours says that Mr V has done all 10 intervals in less than 65 seconds. I say that you should not trust rumours.



Personal Best
My personal best up the hill is 58.7 sec ( 17th October 2013). My season's best 2014 is 58.8 (7th of April 2014).

Rumours has it that Mr V's PB is low 57 seconds. I fear that it might be right as well. Darn.



Pictures

Start line
The line marks the start of the interval. It is neither before or after this point you start. This is no art, this is exact science!

To make it clear, this is the start line. And yes, it do matter. This is serious business!

The Curve
"The Curve" is the first part of the Red House Hill track. Push hard from start! Get up and through that first curve as quickly as possible.

The Flow
"The Flow" is the second part. This is a level part of the track, so you must "fly" here without getting too tired.

The Pain
At the end of "The Flow" you see a tree with the red and blue paint. It marks the transition into hell, or "The Pain". This third part is where the lactic acid comes, and the pain starts. From here it gets steeper, and you have to work hard. If Mr Pain is around this is the part you will see him as well.

The Mental
Where the Red House Hill track merges with two other roads "The Mental" part starts. The fourth part is the steepest part, and getting to the top in style is all mental.

The Mental is tough, and the last meters are the steepest. So keep pushing even harder when you have come this far.

Do not give up before you reach the top. Seeing this there are still several meters to go. The hill is not over before it's over, and there should be no fat lady singing at this point.

The Finish Line
Drawing the finish line is also exact science. Details are important, so pay attention where it is. It's when you cross this you stop your watch. Not before, not after.

The finish line is from the left door frame ...

... and to the middle tree as shown here. This is a good deal when finishing next to each other as the closer to the tree then won't have to run any longer.



What Are You Waiting For?
Go out and conquer the Red House Hill.





Monday, 16 June 2014

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book


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A successful self-publisher must fill three roles: Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur—or APE.
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Writing is the starting point from which all goodness (and crappiness) flows.
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Writing a book isn’t an easy process, and neither is it always enjoyable, but it is one of life’s most satisfying achievements.
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The first good reason to write a book is to add value to people’s lives.
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The second good reason to write a book is the reason I play hockey: to master a new skill, not to make money.
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Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel that did not contain any words with the letter “E.” It’s called Gadsby—50,000 Word Novel Without the Letter “E.”
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The third good reason to write a book is to evangelize a cause.
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the fourth good reason to write a book: Writing is therapeutic.
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few things worth doing are easy.
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Publishing a book in the traditional way takes twelve to eighteen months—authors and readers can’t wait this long anymore.
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Everyone’s biggest concern is whether there are enough trees to cut down to make paper for your book.
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As Marilyn Monroe said, “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
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Scrivener . This is not so much a word processor as a “writer’s studio”
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Let’s just cut to the essentials: write with Microsoft Word on a MacBook Air, and use Evernote, Dropbox, and Hightail.
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There is no shortcut to awesome. Zoe Winters
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write what pleases you and pray that there are others like you.
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Your first and most important reader is you. If you write a book that pleases you, at least you know one person will like it.
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crowdsourcing feedback
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I’ve never given birth, but I’ve heard that finishing a book is a similar process, so keep pushing.
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day. The habit of writing every day controls doubt and prevents quitting.
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Writing is painful.
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One word describes the sum total of these concepts: focus.
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Hire freelancers.
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Edit on paper.
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Edit on a tablet.
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Read it out loud.
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Repeat.
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the key to a great book is editing—grinding, buffing, and polishing—not writing.
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Unbound and Pubslush provide crowdfunding for only books, whereas Indiegogo and Kickstarter offer a wide range of projects and products.
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The self-edited author is as foolish as the self-medicated patient.
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First, content editing helps you make your book more appealing by changing the organization, structure, content, and style of your manuscript. Second, copyediting is what turns an amateurish book into a polished, professional one.
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If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
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I learned from Robert Cialdini, the author of Influence: Science and Practice. First, when you’ve done something for someone, and the person thanks you, the optimal response is “I know you would do the same for me.”
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Second, when people owe you, give them a way to pay you back so that they can clear their debt.
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Developmental editing is the process of identifying and revising weaknesses in the story, characterization, and literary style of the manuscript, whether the work is fiction, narrative nonfiction, history, biography, memoir, how-to, or any other form of writing.
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A style guide for fiction addresses the unique needs of story and novel writing and ensures that your editing team is on the same page. By clearly defining the standards and intentions for your book, you can make the editing process more accurate and efficient.
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creating a style guide lets your editing team know that you value consistency, and it gives them an important tool for distinguishing creative intentions from simple mistakes.
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the first sign of a self-published printed book is the lack of traditional front matter on the first few pages of your book.
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Anything is better than your last name for your company’s name.
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The third sign of self-publishing is an excessive number of testimonial quotes (known as blurbs in the publishing business). Good blurbs are short, sweet, and limited to six. They answer the question “Why should I buy this book?”
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A better goal is to establish a reputation that is so well known and a topic that is so timely that no blurbs are necessary at all.
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The fourth sign of self-publishing is gaffes—unintentional mistakes that cause embarrassment.
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I search for every instance of “and” and “or” to ensure that I have not left out any serial commas.
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search for all double spaces and replace them with single spaces.
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There’s a world of difference between dumb apostrophes and quotation marks and their “smart” versions.
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There are three correct ways to use quotation marks.
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Lack of indentation.
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There’s bold text and there’s italic text, but there’s never underline, except as a hyperlink.
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Widows.
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Orphans.
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Widows and orphans are unavoidable in ebooks because people can adjust the font size and this changes the page layout. Don’t focus on these issues for your ebooks, but if you print your book on paper or a static PDF, you must pay attention to them.
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The passive voice is weak, vague, and wordy.
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I search for every instance of “be” and “being” to eliminate as many instances of the passive voice as I can.
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Lack of consistency.
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bulleted lists should maintain a parallel structure. If one starts with a noun, they should all start with a noun. If one starts with a verb, they should all start with a verb.
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Excessive adjectives and adverbs.
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Find more concrete ways to describe things.
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Metaphors and similes beat the crap out of adjectives and adverbs, so use them when you can. For example, rather than saying, “Hockey is very violent,” you could say, “Hockey is war on ice.”
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Lack of guideposts.
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Long passages of text.
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The fifth sign of self-publishing is a crude and simplistic interior design.
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Your cover must stand out in a sea of postage-stamp-size covers on websites.
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You could produce two versions of your cover: one for your ebook that is simplified to work in the postage-size context and one for your print version that is more complex.
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people will judge a book by its cover.
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The simplest path is to write your book in Microsoft Word and upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing.
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Kindle Direct Publishing is the path of least complexity, most sales, and greatest visibility for most self-published authors.
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To achieve the best possible conversion, you should upload books to Kindle Direct Publishing in the MOBI file format.
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Calibre is a free, open-source application that is available for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux. It is an ebook-management tool that can import and export a multitude of formats.
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EPUB files are HTML files compressed into a special ZIP file. This means that you can change the extension of an EPUB file to .zip, unzip the file, and then edit the HTML.
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Use a 10-point font with a 1.5 (or 15-point) line spacing for print.
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Always use a serif font with justified text in your “Normal” paragraph.
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Use a 12-point main body font for Kindle (MOBI).
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Printed books require at least a 0.5-inch page margin.
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Remember that the cover of a printed book includes the front cover, spine, and back cover.
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CreateSpace is an Amazon company that helps you publish softcover books.
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Blurb is an author-services company that specializes in photo-heavy books like portfolios, photography books, and cookbooks.
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ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number.
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One agency manages ISBNs in each country.
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Each format of your book (hardcover, softcover, ebook, and audiobook) requires a unique ISBN. However, an ebook that you sell via Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo are considered the same entity and require only one ISBN.
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Bowker defines an “edition” as a new version where 20 percent or more of the content has changed.
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We recommend that you do not enable digital rights management because it inconveniences readers and doesn’t stop pirates.
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Pricing is an art, not a science.
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You should focus on writing a book that’s worth stealing
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“Don’t worry about stuff that you can’t do anything about.”
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Kindle Singles is a collection of short books
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the author’s bio, picture, cover, book specifications (page count, ISBN, price), blurbs, and foreign-rights holders. I put all this stuff in one place
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Thank you. Now go write a book! —Guy and Shawn
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Tools and resources mentioned
| www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php | www.nb.no/Om-NB/Standardnummerering/ISBN | www.blurb.com | github.com/IDPF/epubcheck‎ | www.2epub.com | www.ondemandbooks.com | lightningsource.com | www.createspace.com | www.booksurge.com | bookcoverarchive.com | owl.english.purdue.edu | www.kirkusreviews.com | www.elance.com | www.guru.com | edit911.com | writer.ly |

Links
| apethebook.com | amazon |