Max bpm: 200
Avr. bpm: 190
1 year ago, on the 7th of September 2013 I ran my first ultramarathon here in Denmark. It was "only" 54 km long, and with a positive altitude gain of 1,300 m. I finished, but was more dead than alive when I crossed the finish line. Even though it was a mixed experience, I got hooked on trail-running, and I have been racing a number of competitions since that time.
I have a flair for running, and got a lot of speed in my legs - this is part genetic, and part due to a very active childhood. Now I am 27, and I want to take a step up to the next level with my running. Since I am extremely competitive, my main motivation is winning races. Luckily I also enjoy training for these ;-)
2014 has been a very good season for me, with a 4th place (250 starting teams) finish in a 24 hour race in Norway, a 6th place (50 starting teams) in a two-day orieentering race in Denmark and 4th place (50 starters) in a 36 km trail race in Denmark this Saturday.
The Cool Impossible:
My main motivation and goal for the first part of 2015 is the well-known ultra race 'Transgrancanaria' on the Island with the same name in March. I will run one of the shorter distances (44 km) with a positive altitude gain of 1,300 hm. My goal is to finish the race in sub-4 hours. As I like following recipies, I will try out the training program from 'The Cool Impossible' to achieve my goal, starting at week 1.
This Friday and Sunday I will run the two tests, and subsequently I'll start the program. Hopefully, I will update this blog along with my progress. It is solely a way for me to evaluate and control my training, but if it could inspire others it would be great ;) Feel free to comment along the way, and fire loose if you have questions!