Here is a viedo from last week. Lars and I went to Sikhall to see if there was any wind. It was super windy when we first got there but then the wind droped when we walked out. Lucky for us the wind picked up a little later on
Here is a viedo from the summer trip to Karpathos Island. Spent one week there and windsurfed for three days. Awsome place if you like windsurfing
Once again it´s been some time since I last posted. Just want to post this short Vassbotten – Four season video. All the recordings are from the small inner lake of Vänern where I live. This is what we do at our free time. Hopefully there will be some more Wakesurf and Windsurf movies later this summer. The recordings shows Vassbotten in all different seasons, and this is some of the things you could do here
The snow is now gone since a couple of weeks and that’s a bummer since that was a really good all-round training. Since the snow went away I have done some tracking with poles to keep the movement in my arms. It havn´t been the shame though, and I had a hard time to find a good complement. So today I called Johan hand asked him if he wanted to do some running and some wood lifting. He said yes and we had a good time in the woods again. We did some lifting, squats and push-ups.
The last three days have been gooood. Thursday night I thought that I was hardcore when I went skiing in the dark when it was snowing. IN MY FACE. When I got to the Ski hut, 50 kids were out there playing the game, Come all my little chicken´s…. Well I decided to hit the woods with my headlamp to be by my self. In my face again. A grandpa with a 7 year old kid both with headlamps were just about to start. Well after passing them I was by my self for the next hour, so it wasn´t that bad.
Yesterday a dream came through. I was finally able to walk down from my house to Vassbotten and ski on the ice. The ice is about 20 centimeters thick now and Thursdays snow was enough ski on the ice. So yesterday was good but unfortunately to snow started to melt away in the afternoon. My first and last day on the ice this year. We will see if the winter comes back.
Today’s training was running and I finished the jog by doing some push ups, burpees and squats at my new outdoor gym.
Instead of getting a ride with Lasse home I decided to take a walk. I like the outside training more and more
The ice at Vassbotten is thicker than 15 centimeters now so after todays snow Ill be able to ski there. Not bad to have my own ski track at the backyard…
Training is good! Chilling in my couch with tiered shoulders, back, and legs. I have been skiing about 25 km this weekend and I think that the average time have been decent. Yesterday at Hunneberg and today at the Skihut. To get more upper body training I have been working more and more on my poling. Two times the last week I have been passed by two older guys that have told be that poling is the the secrete if you want to go fast and that I am poling like a pussy right now
The tracks starting to run out of snow at some places, so we hopefully have some more snow tomorrow if the forecast is correct.
Well this is a photo of what we can get if we start to train more outside
Prepared tracks makes a huge different. Looking at the average time per kilometer I improved more than 100 % comparing Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday was more like hiking with skies compared to Thursdays more prepared tracks. Then comparing Thursday to today my average time per km improved about 22%. The tracks were a lot better today and it felt like I was actually skiing. It will be interesting to se for how long that I can continue to improve the time because of my technique getting better and not just because of my conditioning
Later today Ill be doing some power yoga and core training to keep my body flexible and fit, and next week we will hopefully have less wind so I can get some paddling training done before there will be to much ice
Today I had no vehicle, but I decided to go skiing anyway. Instead of going up to Hunneberg again, I grabbed my bike and bummed away to “the ski hut” (Skidstugan). They still havn´t prepped the tracks, but I wasn’t the first guy out today which did that I could go twice the speed compared to yesterday. The distance was about 9 km and time 54 minutes. Hopefully Ill be able to do get a lot better time when the tracks are better.
Ill try to make a post latter on explaining more about my training intention.
This is how my cloths looked like when I was suppose to go out.
… and this is the view from the track
Today I did my cross country skiing debut this winter. Lars and I skied about 10 km of mostly untouched tracks. Tomorrow Ill probably ski again since we never know
for how long the snow is going to last. So my plane is to keep skiing as much as I can for now on.
Luckily the forecast predicts it going to stay cold for a while, so we are hopefully able to do some long distance skating and some ice surfing the next couple of days.