OLD NEWS >> December 2005
2005-12-25 Maps from ski-o in Idre Fjäll
have finally convinced Patrik to draw his route choices from Ski-O races
in Idre Fjäll, December 10-11th. Here are the maps:
2005-12-19 Cross-country skiing in Harsa
After almost three weeks of very little training I finally could train a bit more last weekend. I went together with Patrik to Harsa for a training camp with people from his adventure racing team. My best training session was the first one - skating on Friday evening without a headlamp in the moonshine. As usual my skiing technique is not the best one in the beginning of the season. Unfortunately there is very little snow in Borlänge now and the only place where to train xc-skiing is 1-km-long track made of artificial snow. See a few photos from Harsa.
Yesterday we got a disc with photos from City Challenge in Stockholm - the only adventure race I have participated in this year (19-20th of August). There are 113 great photos taken by Anna during the prologue in the amusement park Gröna Lund on Friday evening and also during the day after (Globe Arena and race center near Karlberg Castle). Our team consisted of Björn Lans, Gustaf Hedin Patrik Moris and me. We finished 4th. My report from City Challenge and video from City Challenge (made by Brightlight, Flash Player 8 required).
2005-12-09 Interview with me on www.orienteeringonline.net
Ivan Nagy's site www.orienteeringonline.net has been back online since the beginning of December. Ivan asked me to answer a few questions about my comeback, adventure racing and more. Read the whole interview. Yesterday, I started to train again after sitting at home during the whole week. The first session was strength 30' minutes. I still cough a bit but it is much better now. I was considering to go to Idrefjäll at least for the weekend but I do not want to do the same mistake as I did last week. So I stay at home instead. The skiing conditions in Idrefjäll are perfect now and it would be difficult for me to take it easy and not to train too much...
2005-12-05 I hate to be ill
The cold I caught about a week ago developed into acute
bronchitis (infection of the bronchial tree/luftrörskatarr/zanet
prudusek) and made me stay at home instead of going for a training camp
in Idrefjäll this week. Grrr. I am really upset with myself for the
training I did last Thursday. I was silly and trained despite not being
completely healthy. And it got worse after it.
I spent the last weekend in front of our computer, working on an assignment
in a programming course (Java) which I have been studying this semester.
I also watched/listened to a streaming video lecture on sports
nutrition and post-exercise recovery which is a part of another
course I have been studying this autumn, Sports Medicine. I think my eating
and drinking habits are good but after listening to the lecture I realized
that there are a few things which I could do better.
If you understand Swedish, check this article about Adventure Racing World Championships, published in Dagens Nyheter (One of the leading Swedish newspapers): Fasansfull kamp för självplågare. I don't like the way it is written. After reading it you probably get impression that adventure racers are silly people who only like to torture themselves.
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