Tuesday 25 April 2017

Week 10-12 - WOC trainingcamp and Danish Championships in Sprint/Ultralong

It has been a busy scedule the last weeks and the weekly update has constantly been far down on the priority-list. But now it's here, though in a less detailed version...

Shortly summarized the training has been going according to the plans. Week 12 and 11 was weeks with much training, and week 10 (last week) was a bit easier, but with Danish Championships in Sprint/Ultrallong in the weekend.

Week 12 consisted mostly of a National Team Camp in Århus, with more O-training than usual and also some meetings. In the end of the week we travelled to Estonia for a week of WOC-training. On Sunday we competed in a sprint-competition, and I did a good performance and ended up in 3rd place.

In week 11 we were training in Estonia, and we had two high-intensity session. A middle-distance and a relay-training. I'm happy with my performances, and especially that I was able to match the best Norwegians on out last training of the camp.

Last week (week 10) was a mix of recovery and some high-intensity sessions, including Danish Championships in Sprint and Ultralong. The sprint was no success, with a mistake in the beginning and a missing punch, but the Ultralong was good with a win.  

I have naturally been tired after the ultralong, and have rested some days now. Next up will be 10mila this weekend. I'm still in a period of basic training, and besides racing on Saturday night, I'm planning to train much the rest of this week, and the next week as well, before a new competition period will start in the middle of May (Test-races in Estonia and World Cup in Finland).

And now less than 10 weeks to WOC...  

Friday 7 April 2017

Week 13 + March summary

Week 13 was the first week of a new 6-7 weeks period of basic-training, and since I was still fighting sickness, it worked as a transition week to the "new" type of training.

March was a month of less training volume, but more training with high intensity and competitions. The first week of March was also different since I was mostly cross-country skiing in Norway.

Total training: 64h01min
Total running: 37h48min / 419km
Cross-country skiing: 14h39min
Hockey: 37min
Crosstrainer: 1h03min
Strength-training: 9h52min
HIT (I4-5): 7h50min (January and Februay was ~6h)

In the beginning of the week I was mostly training short and easy, to recover from Danish Spring and my sickness. The first high-intensity session on Thursday was tough and didn't work well, but in the weekend I was able to perform really well on a middle-distance and two sprints. These trainings were the first part of a nationalteam trainingcamp in Århus. More technical training than usually, and also some meetings. This week I have also been busy with sending an application to a science project, that's why the weekly update has been delayed :) 

Right now I'm sitting in Copenhagen Airport waiting for a flight to Estonia and a week of WOC-trainings. On sunday it will be a WRE-sprint, and the coming week we will also have some trainings with the Norwegian Team.